Jordan Roberts

Government Affairs Associate

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 5)

  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities account for majority of North Carolina COVID deaths

    COVID-19 tends to disproportionately affect those who are above 65 years old and have pre-existing medical conditions. Younger, healthier people tend to be less affected by the disease. This data is critical for our public officials as they weigh reopening the North Carolina, and the U.S. economy. New data…
    Jordan Roberts, May 26, 2020
  • ICYMI: NCGA to consider universal licensure recognition

    In case you missed it during this busy week, a bill was introduced in the North Carolina Senate to create a system of universal licensure recognition in North Carolina. In a research brief this week, my colleague Jon Sanders wrote about the components of the bill. Sanders writes,…
    Jordan Roberts, May 22, 2020
  • NC Senate wants DHHS to release more data

    Members of the General Assembly introduced COVID-19 related relief packages this week as a new legislative session begins. Competing bills from the North Carolina House and Senate offer proposals to respond to the coronavirus and provide appropriations for the federal relief money sent to the state from Congress.
    Jordan Roberts, April 30, 2020
  • General Assembly to fund antibody testing

    Senator Phil Berger has announced the North Carolina General Assembly would fund a random sample antibody study among North Carolinians. In a post on, Berger’s Press Shop wrote:  Raleigh, N.C. — An antibody study of a representative sample…
    Jordan Roberts, April 14, 2020
  • New model suggests social distancing measures may need to stay in place through May

    Researchers from North Carolina released a new model today that suggests North Carolina may need to continue current social distancing measures through the end of May. The model considers two scenarios for the state moving forward: Maintain social distancing (and presumed adherence) beyond the current stay at home order…
    Jordan Roberts, April 6, 2020
  • Thought experiment: Could a floating hospital be used during the next pandemic?

    A lighter post for your Friday… Twitter usually is good for negativity, and people lobbing insults at each other. However, the other night while I was scrolling through the website, I came across a particularly interesting article. The article discusses a concept that I have never heard of:…
    Jordan Roberts, April 3, 2020
  • New England Patriots’ team plane used to transport N95 masks

    Health policy and the NFL are two of my favorite topics. Very rarely do the two coverage in such a way that I could write about them on the Locker Room Blog. But during a time as strange as the current one, an opportunity has presented itself. Americans following the…
    Jordan Roberts, April 2, 2020
  • CMS relaxes more regulations to help hospitals fight coronavirus

    At both the state and federal level, much of the coronavirus policy response has focused on deregulatory efforts to assist the effort of frontline health care workers. Lawmakers and state leaders around the country have relaxed regulations on things like certificate of need laws…
    Jordan Roberts, March 31, 2020