Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 3)

  • Health insurance on demand?

    Despite cumbersome regulation at every level of the healthcare sector, innovation still exists. The next big shake-up in healthcare could be health insurance on demand. Here is how it would work: It’s a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers…
    Jordan Roberts, December 20, 2018
  • Opioid crisis requires answers to tough questions

    The ongoing opioid crisis is by far the biggest public health crisis that America is currently facing. North Carolina is not immune to the wide-reaching effects of this crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2016 there were 1,505 opioid-related…
    Jordan Roberts, December 19, 2018
  • Tech company founder predicts regulation issues for 2019

    What will the top eight political battles be that tech companies will fight in 2019? This question is answered in a recent Fortune article written by Bradley Tusk of Tusk Ventures. Among the eight are cannabis, e-scooters, voting, and telehealth. Mr.
    Jordan Roberts, December 18, 2018
  • Judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

    We learned on Friday evening that a federal judged had ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, was unconstitutional. The challenge came from a group of 20 Republican Attorneys General that sought to have the…
    Jordan Roberts, December 17, 2018
  • “Medicare-for-All” ignores the benefits of private enterprise

    The idea of universal healthcare in the United States is currently more popular than ever. The idea has gained steam in Congress and among many young, progressive members of Congress as the only solution to save our inefficient healthcare system. Many on the…
    Jordan Roberts, December 13, 2018
  • Feds urge CON action in exchange for Obamacare waivers

    On the blog last week I did a small series on “healthcare freedom.” I detailed policy reforms that were recommended by a federal report to states for the purpose of increasing choice, freedom, and competition in their state…
    Jordan Roberts, December 10, 2018
  • Giving North Carolinian’s more healthcare choices: Part 4

    Welcome to the fourth, and final, installment of my “healthcare freedom” blog series I have done this week. The inspiration came from a federal report that recommended reforms that states could make to increase choice, freedom, and competition in the healthcare sector. Each…
    Jordan Roberts, December 7, 2018
  • Giving North Carolinian’s more healthcare choices: Part 3

    Welcome to Part 3 of my “healthcare freedom” blog series this week. In this small series, I am reviewing a federal report on healthcare reform initiatives that the states can implement to encourage more freedom, competition, and choice into the health care sector.
    Jordan Roberts, December 6, 2018