Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 9)

  • When presented with specifics, Americans don’t want “Medicare for All”

    Healthcare has been the most important issue for many voters in the last couple election cycles as everyone is dealing with the effects of our inflated healthcare costs. However, what exactly do Americans want? They know they pay too much for healthcare. They know the government controls much…
    Jordan Roberts, January 23, 2019
  • NYT op-ed considers benefits of a new Trump hospital rule

    Due to the on-going government shutdown and myriad of other national news stories, you probably missed a significant policy change aimed at hospital prices. The Trump Administration created a new federal rule that hospitals must post their prices to all of the procedures they perform…
    Jordan Roberts, January 22, 2019
  • Major reform, no regulations

    I’m going to use this space today to discuss two healthcare reform initiatives. One was just recently announced and one has been a policy for several years. The former is happening right here in North Carolina. It involves value-based care which I have written about before…
    Jordan Roberts, January 18, 2019
  • Small fix, huge potential results

    Dr. Lee Gross, President of the Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation and the founder of Epiphany Health Direct Primary Care used an op-ed to describe an easy change in the law the Trump Administration could make that would open up enormous amounts of…
    Jordan Roberts, January 14, 2019
  • Chamber of Commerce CEO vows to fight single-payer proposals

    The CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said that the organization representing more than three million businesses would use “all of our resources” to fight single-payer proposals: “We also have to respond to calls for government-run, single-payer health care,…
    Jordan Roberts, January 11, 2019
  • Majority of Americans believe Obamacare ruling should stand

    According to a poll that was recently conducted, a majority of Americans believe the most recent Obamacare ruling, invalidating the entire law, should stand. Survey respondents were asked to answer the following: In December, a federal judge in Texas ruled that…
    Jordan Roberts, January 10, 2019
  • Republicans need to take back the healthcare debate

    An article from The Hill raises an important question that I always find myself asking when I think about Republican’s struggle to dominate the health care debate: Why don’t Republican’s discuss actual policy proposals when debating healthcare…
    Jordan Roberts, January 9, 2019
  • Telemedicine can bridge mental healthcare gaps

    American society often tends to stigmatize those with mental health disorders. While there are several factors that determine one’s overall health, our mental health plays a significant role in mediating physical health. Children and teens, in particular, suffer from a wide range of…
    Jordan Roberts, January 8, 2019