Jordan Roberts

Government Affairs Associate

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 7)

  • Nurse Practitioner workforce is growing

    The nurse practitioner (NP) workforce is growing in the United States. A new study published in Health Affairs looked at the growth rate of the profession since 2010:  The number of FTE NPs in the US…
    Jordan Roberts, February 5, 2020
  • Michigan to allow remote pharmacies

    Patients in Michigan will now be able to pick up prescriptions at remote pharmacies:  LANSING — People will be able to pick up prescriptions at certain pharmacies in Michigan that are not staffed by an on-site pharmacist under legislation signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
    Jordan Roberts, January 29, 2020
  • New York puts on a clinic for bad health policy

    New York state has been in the news recently as it grapples with a $6 billion budget shortfall. A large portion of the budgetary deficit is being blamed on increasing spending in the Medicaid program. A Bloomberg article…
    Jordan Roberts, January 27, 2020
  • Kansas plans to use hospital tax scheme for Medicaid expansion

    It was recently announced the Democratic Governor of Kansas, and the Republican leader of the Kansas Senate reached a deal on Medicaid expansion. Kansas is going to use a hospital tax to fund the 10% state share of Medicaid expansion…
    Jordan Roberts, January 15, 2020
  • Idaho facing crowd out after Medicaid expansion

    Medicaid expansion has been one of the most intensely debated topics at the North Carolina General Assembly this session. My colleagues and I at the John Locke Foundation believe this would be a financially reckless move, which would do nothing for the root causes of why people…
    Jordan Roberts, January 10, 2020
  • Telemedicine can help with chronic disease management

    Yesterday on the blog, I wrote about a doctor in North Carolina who treated an astronaut at the International Space Station via telemedicine. This example shows just the potential of telemedicine in the U.S. health care system. Another area that telemedicine has the…
    Jordan Roberts, January 9, 2020
  • NC doc treats patient at International Space Station via telemedicine

    Recently a doctor treated someone via telemedicine in space from earth. Yes, you read that right. As an article from Forbes describes, a doctor from North Carolina treated an astronaut on the international space station for a blood clot:  No, it wasn’t a trip to…
    Jordan Roberts, January 8, 2020
  • N&O misses the mark on Medicaid expansion claims

    A recent editorial by the News and Observer editorial board detailed 5 “goals” which they believe the NCGA should pursue in 2020. Putting aside the fact that most of this list could be mistaken for a Democratic candidate platform, there was one line that struck me. Goal No. 1, unsurprisingly,…
    Jordan Roberts, January 7, 2020