Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 4)

  • Giving North Carolinian’s more healthcare choices: Part 2

    This is the second part of a four-part “healthcare freedom” series I am blogging this week. As I said in Part 1, this week I am going to discuss four issues raised by a federal report on healthcare…
    Jordan Roberts, December 5, 2018
  • Giving North Carolinian’s more healthcare choices: Part 1

    A new report from the federal government outlines recommendations for how to reform America’s health care system. Together, the secretaries of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor layout state-level policies that can be reversed or changed to allow for more freedom, competition,…
    Jordan Roberts, December 4, 2018
  • Employers looking for innovative ways to provide cheaper health care for employees

    Employers are looking for new ways to control the costs of providing health insurance to their employees. Most Americans get health insurance through their employer. This means the amount that employers spend on healthcare has a direct relationship with employee wages and out-of-pocket costs. The more it costs…
    Jordan Roberts, December 3, 2018
  • New polling offers insight into voter views on Obamacare, Medicaid Expansion

    Poll after poll around the country told us that healthcare was the most important issues for voters in the 2018 election cycle. It’s no secret that our healthcare system is inefficient and overly complex. Deservedly so, voters want changes to the healthcare system. Elected officials from the right…
    Jordan Roberts, November 27, 2018
  • NC Restaurant and Lodging Association taking advantage of new federal AHP rule

    In a recent newsletter piece, I wrote about the Trump administration’s new rules for Association Health Plans. These plans offer small businesses and self-employed owners new opportunities to group together in order to get health coverage together with other entities that share a…
    Jordan Roberts, November 21, 2018
  • Are needle exchanges and legal injection sites the right remedy for the opioid crisis?

    The ongoing opioid epidemic has had a profound effect on our country. The healthcare industry is struggling to come up with solutions to best treat people who are addicted. The authorities are wrestling with questions of criminality versus medical illnesses. Communities are getting torn apart because of the…
    Jordan Roberts, November 20, 2018
  • NC’s Atrium Health participated in anti-competitive practices

    The Justice Department settled a lawsuit in which the North Carolina-based Atrium Health hospital system was said to have participated in anti-competitive practices: The antitrust suit against Atrium Health focused on language in its agreements with health insurers that had restricted the insurers from creating plans that steered patients…
    Jordan Roberts, November 16, 2018
  • The impact of free and charitable clinics

    Uninsured individuals with limited access to primary care are at greater risk of being hospitalized for ACS conditions, incurring potentially unnecessary costs for hospitals and healthcare systems. However, few large-scale, multi-year studies have focused on how free clinics affect hospitalizations for ACS conditions for uninsured adults. This study…
    Jordan Roberts, November 12, 2018