Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 7)

  • Less regulation, more value

    In the past, I have written about a healthcare payment model commonly referred to as “patient-centered” or “value-based” care (see here, here, and here). The idea behind patient-centered care is that the provider…
    Jordan Roberts, October 4, 2018
  • A market-based approach to health care

    In a recent research brief, I argue that if our country is serious about bringing down the rising costs of health care, we need to get serious about making it work more like a true market. Consumers need to know prices and providers…
    Jordan Roberts, October 3, 2018
  • Female CEO skeptical of bill that mandates female inclusion on board of directors

    A bill that would require public companies headquartered in California to have at least one female on their board of directors is drawing some criticism from at least one female CEO. The legislation passed both houses of the California legislature…
    Jordan Roberts, October 1, 2018
  • NC would benefit from easing restrictions on Nurse Practitioners

    Primary care physicians have been on the decline in recent years and the projections for the future number of these type of doctors doesn’t look promising. As the number of baby boomers continue to age and live longer, the need for primary…
    Jordan Roberts, September 27, 2018
  • Maryland’s unique attempt to promote price transparency

    The lack of price transparency in the United States is a costly issue that many Americans are unaware of. Besides premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket costs, patients never know the actual costs of the procedures they are getting. Third-party payers reimburse providers for costs and patients pay the insurance company…
    Jordan Roberts, September 26, 2018
  • CON laws have long been used to prevent “ruinous competition”

    Recently, I’ve been going through the available research on Certificate-of-Need (CON) laws and their effects. CON laws are most often associated with attempting to restrict the supply of health care in order to control costs by reducing the amount of duplicate and unused services. In order to be…
    Jordan Roberts, September 24, 2018
  • NC voters most interested in health care leading up to 2018 midterms

    On November 6th, 2018 midterm voters will head to the polls in what is sure to be a very contentious election. Google has a midterm election tool to show what issues potential voters are most concerned with. It’s no surprise what the most popular issue for North Carolina voters:…
    Jordan Roberts, September 21, 2018
  • Free telehealth visits offered to Florence victims

    Hurricane Florence caused massive amounts of damage when it bombarded the North Carolina and South Carolina coast. There were record rainfall and flooding which caused massive damage and severely limited people’s access to health care services. Fortunately, the use of telehealth is making it easier to get access to care…
    Jordan Roberts, September 20, 2018