• John Locke Update

    Association Health Plans Are About Choice

    posted August 21, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    From Medicaid expansion to the State Health Plan fight, health care issues in this legislative session have been in the spotlight. Now another policy issue seems to have attracted attention…
  • John Locke Update

    Should Congress Repeal the Cadillac Tax?

    posted August 1, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Employer-sponsored health insurance coverage is a unique feature of the American health care system. About 158 million individuals in the country under age 65 get their insurance through an…
  • John Locke Update

    Is Medicaid Properly Helping Those in the Shadows?

    posted July 23, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Hubert Humphrey once said, “The ultimate moral test of any government is the way it treats three groups of its citizens. First, those in the dawn of life — our…
  • John Locke Update

    Why are Mental Health Issues Among Young People Rising?

    posted July 17, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    The national conversation around mental health has been elevated in recent years. Especially relevant to this con­versation is the troubling trend of rising mental health issues among America’s youth. Not…
  • John Locke Update

    Trump Administration Continues to Expand Health Care Choices

    posted July 9, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    In July 2017, the U.S. Senate had the opportunity to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. John McCain’s famous thumbs-down “no” vote signaled the legislation’s death on the…
  • John Locke Update

    Senate Budget Highlights: Health Care

    posted June 5, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    It is budget season in Raleigh! The North Carolina House of Representatives recently released their budget, and the Senate released their version of the budget last week. Now,…
  • John Locke Update

    The Costs of Medicaid Expansion

    posted May 21, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Elected officials in North Carolina have debated Medicaid expansion for years. The question at hand is whether to accept a generous matching rate from the federal government to add roughly…
  • John Locke Update

    Update on Association Health Plans

    posted May 9, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    What are association health plans? Association health plans (AHP) are group health insurance plans sold through a business or trade association to its employer members. These plans have been…

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