Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 8)

  • Congress could increase access to affordable primary care with a small fix

    In an op-ed posted over the weekend, David Balat of the Texas Public Policy Foundation details the promise of direct primary care and how Congress could make a simple fix to increase the freedom of patients to choose a more affordable primary care solution. David begins by discussing…
    Jordan Roberts, April 29, 2019
  • Medicare Part A and patient choice

    Medicare Annual Report The Board of Trustees for Medicare, America’s health insurance program for those 65 and older, produce an annual report on the financial operations of the program. For the second straight year, the Trustees project that under current spending, the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, or Medicare Part…
    Jordan Roberts, April 25, 2019
  • Medicaid Expansion By Another Name Is Still Flawed Policy

    Today a group of North Carolina House Republicans unveiled the NC Health Care for Working Families bill. By all indications, it is a Medicaid expansion bill which closely mirrors plans that have been introduced by Gov. Roy Cooper and legislative Democrats this session. Different from traditional Medicaid expansion is…
    Jordan Roberts, April 9, 2019
  • Powerful physician testimony on problems in primary care

    MedicalEconomics.com published an article which featured powerful insight concerning the problems with primary care. One of the physicians sees direct primary care as a solution which is free from many of the burdens that cause primary care physician burnout: Primary care is dying because burdens are too…
    Jordan Roberts, April 4, 2019
  • Trump moving forward with another round of healthcare debate

    In another healthcare twist, the President now plans to repeal and replace Obamacare after the 2020 election: The Trump administration just last week agreed with a federal judge’s ruling that said the entire Obamacare law should be struck down. I posted to the blog that it was politically unwise…
    Jordan Roberts, April 2, 2019
  • Federal judge strikes down Trump’s AHP rule

    Yesterday a Trump administration Department of Labor rule which expanded the use of association health plans (AHPs) was struck down by U.S. District judge in Washington. (For more information on AHPs see here and here).
    Jordan Roberts, March 29, 2019
  • Kaiser Health News article discusses rising costs after Colorado expanded Medicaid program

    A new Kaiser Health News article titled “Medicaid Expansion Boosts Hospital Bottom Lines – And Prices” discussed the phenomenon of what is known as cost-shifting in hospitals and the experience in Colorado after the state expanded Medicaid.   Hospitals claim that…
    Jordan Roberts, March 27, 2019
  • 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