Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 7)

  • Trump Administration says entire ACA should be struck down

    It’s a good thing no other national news has happened this week because the Affordable Care Act is back in the news. Back in December a U.S. District Court Judge agreed with 20 Republican Attorneys General that since…
    Jordan Roberts, March 26, 2019
  • AHPs offering robust benefits, projected to have little to no effect on insurance markets

    The North Carolina Senate recently voted to approve SB 86, the Small Business Health Care Act. This bill would align North Carolina law with federal law to give small businesses and self-proprietors more power to band together to…
    Jordan Roberts, March 21, 2019
  • The truth about Medicaid expansion money

    The question of cost has been central in the Medicaid expansion debate here in North Carolina. On this topic, a few claims need to be cleared up. First, there is the idea that by not expanding Medicaid we are sending North Carolina tax dollars to the federal government which, in…
    Jordan Roberts, March 13, 2019
  • Trump admin considering mandate for more healthcare price transparency

    The Trump administration is weighing whether to require hospitals, doctors and other healthcare providers to disclose negotiated rates with insurers. According to the Wall Street Journal: Mandating public disclosure of the rates would upend a longstanding industry practice and put…
    Jordan Roberts, March 8, 2019
  • 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