Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 5)

  • 2018 National health expenditures

    Health Affairs released a new report detailing overall health spending for 2018. Here are the numbers: National health expenditures = National health expenditures rose 4.6% to 3.6 trillion in 2018. Health expenditures accounted for 17.7% of GDP, slightly down from 17.9% in 2017. …
    Jordan Roberts, December 6, 2019
  • Too much screen time associated with poorer mental health

    One of the most troubling trends in the health care space in our country is the prevalence of mental health issues among our youngest generations. Disproportionately, Millenials and Generation Z are affected by rising mental health issues and a higher incidence of self-inflicted harm. In previous writings (see…
    Jordan Roberts, December 4, 2019
  • Congress should say no to Unique Patient Identifier

    We live in a world where data privacy is so important because of how many devices collect individual data. There is probably no more important area for data privacy than health care. Our patient records and medical history have incredibly sensitive data for each individual that everyone should…
    Jordan Roberts, December 3, 2019
  • AHP lawsuit is hurting Americans

    It’s no secret that many individuals and small businesses struggle to afford health insurance. One result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the regulations placed on small business and individual insurance inflated the prices of plans significantly.  Association health plans…
    Jordan Roberts, November 25, 2019
  • CON case to move forward

    Patients in North Carolina and prospective new health care entrepreneurs notched an initial victory in Singh vs. NCDHHS. Dr. Gajendra Singh of Forsyth County is challenging the state’s certificate of need laws. A press release from the Institute for…
    Jordan Roberts, November 22, 2019
  • Gov. Cooper’s Medicaid Mess

    Later today, Governor Cooper will address the state to delay Medicaid transformation again. Initially slated for a November 2019 rollout, then pushed back to February of 2020, moving the Medicaid population into private management, has now been delayed indefinitely.  How did we get here? Let’s go…
    Jordan Roberts, November 20, 2019
  • Trump administration’s new transparency rule

    Last week the Trump administration announced it would begin forcing hospitals to publically disclose the rates in which they negotiate with insurers.  I wrote about this on the blog back when the administration was mulling the idea. Now we have the final rule. …
    Jordan Roberts, November 19, 2019
  • Democrat hypocrisy on health coverage

    Last week, a three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in ongoing litigation concerning a Trump administration rule, which expanded access to association health plans (AHP). North Carolina recently passed a bill that would allow North Carolinians to purchase these health plans, pending…
    Jordan Roberts, November 18, 2019