Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 3)

  • Despite Governor’s Opposition, Association Health Plan Bill Becomes Law

    Self-employed owners and small businesses in North Carolina will now have increased access to affordable health insurance. Over the weekend, Senate Bill 86, the Small Business Health Care Act became law. This bill now allows easier access to large group health plans through…
    Jordan Roberts, August 26, 2019
  • AP highlights dental therapy profession

    A recent article by the Associated Press highlights dental therapists and their benefits:  It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts…
    Jordan Roberts, August 20, 2019
  • Medicaid expansion and improper eligibility

    Former special assistant to President Trump at the National Economic Council, Brian Blase, and University of Kentucky economics professor, Aaron Yelowitz, wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about the experience of some states who have expanded Medicaid…
    Jordan Roberts, August 15, 2019
  • NCGA should create more health coverage options for small business

    Back in mid-March, the North Carolina Senate passed SB 86, the Small Business Health Care Act. This bill would create the opportunity for easy formation of large group health plans among employer members of an association which can include small businesses and sole…
    Jordan Roberts, August 7, 2019
  • Canadians experience long wait time for care

    In the June edition of Carolina Journal, I wrote a column titled “American Should Be Skeptical of Single-Payer Promises.” Different flavors of Medicare for all or public options have been a focal point of the 2020 Democratic primary. Many…
    Jordan Roberts, August 6, 2019
  • 5 steps for more patient-driven health care

    Health care economist John Goodman and the Heritage Foundation’s Marie Fishpaw used an op-ed in the National Review to discuss five ways to promote more patient-driven, high-value health care. Health care reform is the number one issue voters would like to…
    Jordan Roberts, August 1, 2019
  • How can we increase societal happiness?

    I recently wrote a column for the Carolina Journal, where I looked at some data trends regarding mental health issues among our nation’s youngest generations. In sum, our youngest generations are generally more unhappy than older generations and suffer…
    Jordan Roberts, July 29, 2019
  • Special interests love the status quo in health care

    Have you ever wondered why, despite glaring problems in our health care system, nothing ever really changes? Despite astronomically high prices for prescription drugs, unaffordable insurance, surprise bills, massive hospital consolidation, no members of Congress can do anything. The answer is simple: health care special interests like the status quo.
    Jordan Roberts, July 25, 2019