Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 3)

  • When doctors get frustrated with traditional models of care, they turn to DPC

    I have a “Google alert” set up for “direct primary care” (DPC) to read all of the articles written on this topic from around the country. Many of these articles describe primary care physicians who are burnt out from the daily battle between providing patients care and…
    Jordan Roberts, May 9, 2019
  • National Nurses Week reminds us nurses in NC face unnecessary government barriers

    Did you know this week is National Nurses Week? Here is some background from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: In 1993, the American Nurses Association declared May 6-12 as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession.
    Jordan Roberts, May 7, 2019
  • Rhode Island Governor plans business tax to fund Medicaid expansion

    The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board recently examined Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to tax businesses to pay for part of the state share of Medicaid expansion: Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare was sold as a free federal lunch for the states, but the bill is now coming due. Witness Gov.
    Jordan Roberts, May 6, 2019
  • Florida legislature repeals CON laws

    When Florida is in the news, it usually a national political story such as the Bush v. Gore recount from the 2000 election or something bizarre such as this recent story where police responded to a disturbance call and found an intoxicated gentleman who told police he was…
    Jordan Roberts, May 1, 2019
  • House Rules Committee to hold hearing on Medicare for All

    Today at 10 a.m. the House Rules Committee will hold a hearing on the Medicare for All Act of 2019. The House version of a massive government takeover of the healthcare sector is sponsored by Rep. Jayapal along with more than 100 co-sponsors. This bill is similar to the…
    Jordan Roberts, April 30, 2019
  • Congress could increase access to affordable primary care with a small fix

    In an op-ed posted over the weekend, David Balat of the Texas Public Policy Foundation details the promise of direct primary care and how Congress could make a simple fix to increase the freedom of patients to choose a more affordable primary care solution. David begins by discussing…
    Jordan Roberts, April 29, 2019
  • Medicare Part A and patient choice

    Medicare Annual Report The Board of Trustees for Medicare, America’s health insurance program for those 65 and older, produce an annual report on the financial operations of the program. For the second straight year, the Trustees project that under current spending, the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, or Medicare Part…
    Jordan Roberts, April 25, 2019
  • Medicaid Expansion By Another Name Is Still Flawed Policy

    Today a group of North Carolina House Republicans unveiled the NC Health Care for Working Families bill. By all indications, it is a Medicaid expansion bill which closely mirrors plans that have been introduced by Gov. Roy Cooper and legislative Democrats this session. Different from traditional Medicaid expansion is…
    Jordan Roberts, April 9, 2019