Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 6)

  • 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
  • New research identifies potential Medicare savings

    A recent paper published in the National Bureau of Economic Research concluded that long-term care hospitals (LTCH) are responsible for a large amount of wasted healthcare spending and no significant increase in mortality outcomes: We…
    Jordan Roberts, August 28, 2018
  • ACA premiums will shrink for some

    For the first time since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some North Carolina residents who purchase health insurance through the insurance exchanges will see a decrease in their premium by an average rate of 4.1 percent. Unfortunately, not all the purchasers of ACA plans will get…
    Jordan Roberts, August 24, 2018
  • Health execs see telemedicine’s future impact

    A recent survey shows that telemedicine is on the minds of healthcare executives. Reaction Data, a research firm that specializes in global healthcare provider, payer, and life sciences industries, conducted the survey of 97 healthcare executives on the topic of market disruption. About…
    Jordan Roberts, August 23, 2018
  • Time to unchain telemedicine

    John Goodman discussed in Forbes the reasons why he believes telemedicine hasn’t been utilized more by the healthcare sector: The biggest obstacles? Government. Insurance companies. Employers. They pay the bills. Not only have they been slow to take advantage of…
    Jordan Roberts, August 22, 2018
  • Nebraska to offer DPC option in health plan

    Beginning in 2019, Nebraska’s state employees will have the option to enroll in a Direct Primary Care (DPC) benefit plan. The governor signed Legislative Bill 1119 back in April, which set up the DPC pilot program for three years. DPC does not accept…
    Jordan Roberts, August 20, 2018
  • Big Companies Try to Improve Care Through Direct Contracts

    General Motors (GM) will soon offer employees a new health benefit. It is part of an emerging trend of large employers contracting directly with health care providers who offer coverage for just about any type of medical service an employee may need, following the lead of small companies…
    Jordan Roberts, August 17, 2018