Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 5)

  • As expected, Gov. Cooper’s budget includes funding for Medicaid expansion

        As expected, Governor Cooper has included funding for Medicaid Expansion in his newly proposed recommended budget. FY 2019 would require a total of $2.1 billion in funding while the number almost doubles in FY 2020 totaling nearly $4.2 billion. 90% of Medicaid expansion costs are paid for…
    Jordan Roberts, March 6, 2019
  • Former CMS official calls Treasurer’s plan “responsible, generous”

    Legislation has been filed to stop Treasuer Dale Folwell form instituting his proposed changes to the reimbursement model the State Health Plan uses. The battle over how the state’s largest purchaser of healthcare will pay for claims is now making…
    Jordan Roberts, March 5, 2019
  • Competing healthcare bills introduced in Congress

    Last week, representatives of the U.S. House introduced competing bills on healthcare. On the Democratic side, Rep. Pramila Jayapal introduced what she calls a “very different” Medicare-for-All bill than previous versions introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders. The bill would overhaul the U.S. healthcare system by…
    Jordan Roberts, March 4, 2019
  • States moving on AHPs, CON

    The Affordable Care Act regulates much of how state health insurance markets are allowed to operate. However, states still have some policy levers to use to reform their healthcare markets. Certificate of need reform and association health plans are two of those tools. The state…
    Jordan Roberts, February 21, 2019
  • Something is not right here

    The new NCGA session will be a busy one for the North Carolina Healthcare Association, the industry group that represents hospitals. On one front they are fighting the Treasurer’s proposal to change the method in which the State Health Plan pays for health…
    Jordan Roberts, February 19, 2019
  • NC lawmakers considering Medicaid Expansion should look no further than the federal budget

    The question of whether or not to expand Medicaid in North Carolina is without a doubt the most contentious issue facing the general assembly this session. However, more attention should focus on how the federal government would finance the expanded public insurance program. Particularly the enhanced matching rate…
    Jordan Roberts, February 18, 2019
  • Washington Post highlights early success of association health plans

    A Washington Post article discussed the early successes of a Trump Administration healthcare reform – association health plans. According to assistant editor and opinion contributor Robert Gebelhoff, critics of these plans were wrong: It’s time to acknowledge that critics may have misjudged one of the Trump administration’s signature health-care…
    Jordan Roberts, February 7, 2019
  • Association health plans show promising trends

    A new report released by associationhealthplans.com show that association health plans offer many benefits and are being utilized: Report Highlights: Regional associations launched 71 percent of new AHPs Vast majority of new regional associations are chamber of commerce-based 4 out of 5 new AHPs are insured through a third-party insurance…
    Jordan Roberts, January 31, 2019