Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 4)

  • 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
  • NC voters most interested in health care leading up to 2018 midterms

    On November 6th, 2018 midterm voters will head to the polls in what is sure to be a very contentious election. Google has a midterm election tool to show what issues potential voters are most concerned with. It’s no surprise what the most popular issue for North Carolina voters:…
    Jordan Roberts, September 21, 2018
  • Free telehealth visits offered to Florence victims

    Hurricane Florence caused massive amounts of damage when it bombarded the North Carolina and South Carolina coast. There were record rainfall and flooding which caused massive damage and severely limited people’s access to health care services. Fortunately, the use of telehealth is making it easier to get access to care…
    Jordan Roberts, September 20, 2018
  • Patients want personalized care, markets are reacting

    The private healthcare market is responding to consumers and their needs. Modern Healthcare conducted a “CEO Power Panel Survey” to gauge where CEOs stood on making changes to their strategy in order to focus on better patient outcomes:…
    Jordan Roberts, September 17, 2018
  • ACA back in court

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) faces its latest challenge in court today. Twenty state attorneys general are bringing a suit against the federal government, asking a north Texas judge to halt the enforcement of the law beginning Jan. 1st of 2019.
    Jordan Roberts, September 5, 2018
  • Judge rules that Obamacare tax was illegal

    Six states were recently awarded money in a settlement that sought to address a controversial part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The lawsuit challenged the constitutionality of a fee that was levied on…
    Jordan Roberts, August 31, 2018
  • Let the healthcare field compete

    John Cochrane, senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, writes in his blog, The Grumpy Economist, how government mandated cross-subsidization negatively impacts the costs of health care in the US: But lawmakers do…
    Jordan Roberts, August 29, 2018