Health Care (page 5)

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    How Do We Lower Health Care Costs? Jordan Roberts Speaks To America’s Future Foundation

    Lowering the high costs of health care is a daunting challenge, but as JLF’s Jordan Roberts wrote in this piece published by the Fayetteville Observer recently, there are five steps North Carolina lawmakers can take to put downward pressure on prices. At the top of the list is to…
    Donna Martinez, September 5, 2019
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    Mental health and youth’s screen time

    Mental health has become a much larger part of the discussion of overall health. This topic interests me for several reasons. One, I believe that neglecting mental health in the conversation of overall health leaves out a huge component of the whole equation. Two, there seems to be…
    Jordan Roberts, August 28, 2019
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    Medicaid expansion and improper eligibility

    Former special assistant to President Trump at the National Economic Council, Brian Blase, and University of Kentucky economics professor, Aaron Yelowitz, wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about the experience of some states who have expanded Medicaid…
    Jordan Roberts, August 15, 2019
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    NCGA should create more health coverage options for small business

    Back in mid-March, the North Carolina Senate passed SB 86, the Small Business Health Care Act. This bill would create the opportunity for easy formation of large group health plans among employer members of an association which can include small businesses and sole…
    Jordan Roberts, August 7, 2019
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    Canadians experience long wait time for care

    In the June edition of Carolina Journal, I wrote a column titled “American Should Be Skeptical of Single-Payer Promises.” Different flavors of Medicare for all or public options have been a focal point of the 2020 Democratic primary. Many…
    Jordan Roberts, August 6, 2019
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    5 steps for more patient-driven health care

    Health care economist John Goodman and the Heritage Foundation’s Marie Fishpaw used an op-ed in the National Review to discuss five ways to promote more patient-driven, high-value health care. Health care reform is the number one issue voters would like to…
    Jordan Roberts, August 1, 2019
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    Special interests love the status quo in health care

    Have you ever wondered why, despite glaring problems in our health care system, nothing ever really changes? Despite astronomically high prices for prescription drugs, unaffordable insurance, surprise bills, massive hospital consolidation, no members of Congress can do anything. The answer is simple: health care special interests like the status quo.
    Jordan Roberts, July 25, 2019
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    You’re allowed to use HSA dollars for ’23andMe,’ but not direct primary care

    I frequently write about direct primary care (DPC) on the blog. DPC is an innovative health care delivery model that doesn’t accept insurance. Yes, you read that right. DPC doctors are primary care doctors that don’t take health insurance and instead treat patients for a small monthly fee, usually…
    Jordan Roberts, July 24, 2019