Jordan Roberts

Government Affairs Associate

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 22)

  • Thoughts on the midterm healthcare debate

    Election day for the 2018 midterms is rapidly approaching for what is sure to be another contentious election cycle. The political ads on TV or radio have infiltrated the airwaves and campaign signs line the streets. Health care is one of the most important campaign issues for North Carolinians,…
    Jordan Roberts, October 19, 2018
  • Teen Vogue takes on capitalism

    Academically acclaimed publication outlet Teen Vogue tweeted a link to an article last night titled “Everything you need to know about capitalism” with the comment on the tweet reading “Can’t #endpoverty without ending capitalism!” Some of…
    Jordan Roberts, October 18, 2018
  • Less regulation, more value

    In the past, I have written about a healthcare payment model commonly referred to as “patient-centered” or “value-based” care (see here, here, and here). The idea behind patient-centered care is that the provider…
    Jordan Roberts, October 4, 2018
  • A market-based approach to health care

    In a recent research brief, I argue that if our country is serious about bringing down the rising costs of health care, we need to get serious about making it work more like a true market. Consumers need to know prices and providers…
    Jordan Roberts, October 3, 2018
  • Female CEO skeptical of bill that mandates female inclusion on board of directors

    A bill that would require public companies headquartered in California to have at least one female on their board of directors is drawing some criticism from at least one female CEO. The legislation passed both houses of the California legislature…
    Jordan Roberts, October 1, 2018
  • NC would benefit from easing restrictions on Nurse Practitioners

    Primary care physicians have been on the decline in recent years and the projections for the future number of these type of doctors doesn’t look promising. As the number of baby boomers continue to age and live longer, the need for primary…
    Jordan Roberts, September 27, 2018
  • Maryland’s unique attempt to promote price transparency

    The lack of price transparency in the United States is a costly issue that many Americans are unaware of. Besides premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket costs, patients never know the actual costs of the procedures they are getting. Third-party payers reimburse providers for costs and patients pay the insurance company…
    Jordan Roberts, September 26, 2018
  • CON laws have long been used to prevent “ruinous competition”

    Recently, I’ve been going through the available research on Certificate-of-Need (CON) laws and their effects. CON laws are most often associated with attempting to restrict the supply of health care in order to control costs by reducing the amount of duplicate and unused services. In order to be…
    Jordan Roberts, September 24, 2018