Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 3)

  • Supreme Court to hear ACA challenge

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court said that it would take up California v. Texas, a case regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare. For weeks it has been unclear whether the Court would take up the case. Now the case has…
    Jordan Roberts, March 3, 2020
  • Large employers should try reference pricing before regulation

    An article from Harris Meyer at Modern Healthcare reported that large businesses, fed up with high provider rates, are becoming increasingly open to provider rate regulation:  Frustrated with rising provider prices, nearly three quarters of self-insured employers favor hospital rate regulation,…
    Jordan Roberts, February 21, 2020
  • D.C. Appeals court strikes down Medicaid work requirement

    Last Friday, a three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit struck down Arkansas’ Medicaid work requirement. Harris Meyer from Modern Healthcare reported:  In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court…
    Jordan Roberts, February 17, 2020
  • Community members voice concerns over care at HCA-owned Mission Health

    Last night, community members of Marion, North Carolina gathered to voice concerns about the takeover of Asheville-based Mission Health by Nashville-based HCA Healthcare. Mike Conley of McDowell News reports:  Both critical and supportive comments were…
    Jordan Roberts, February 13, 2020
  • 7th-grade students write in support for pending CON application

    Readers of the Locker Room know how our organization feels about certificate of need (CON) laws. These laws are anticompetitive, infringe on economic rights, and fail to hold down the rising…
    Jordan Roberts, February 11, 2020
  • Nurse Practitioner workforce is growing

    The nurse practitioner (NP) workforce is growing in the United States. A new study published in Health Affairs looked at the growth rate of the profession since 2010:  The number of FTE NPs in the US…
    Jordan Roberts, February 5, 2020
  • Michigan to allow remote pharmacies

    Patients in Michigan will now be able to pick up prescriptions at remote pharmacies:  LANSING — People will be able to pick up prescriptions at certain pharmacies in Michigan that are not staffed by an on-site pharmacist under legislation signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
    Jordan Roberts, January 29, 2020
  • New York puts on a clinic for bad health policy

    New York state has been in the news recently as it grapples with a $6 billion budget shortfall. A large portion of the budgetary deficit is being blamed on increasing spending in the Medicaid program. A Bloomberg article…
    Jordan Roberts, January 27, 2020