• John Locke Update

    Medicaid Problems and Solutions: Part 2

    posted December 19, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Note: This is part two of a two-part series on the Medicaid program. You can read part one here. In the first part of this two-part research update about…
  • John Locke Update

    Medicaid Problems and Solutions: Part 1

    posted December 10, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    This is the first part of a two-part research update series on Medicaid. Part 1 will look at the current state of Medicaid as well as issues that the federal…
  • John Locke Update

    States Like Georgia Lead the Way in Health Care Reform

    posted November 6, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    President Trump campaigned in 2016 on repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and ushering in a new health care system that would provide more choices at lower costs for all…
  • John Locke Update

    Did President Trump Sabotage Obamacare?

    posted October 14, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its report on health insurance coverage for 2018. The total number of individuals without health insurance increased from 2017 to 2018. Many media…
  • John Locke Update

    Evaluating the State of Hospitals in North Carolina

    posted October 1, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    From now until 2027, health care spending projections show that the yearly average increase of overall health expenditures will increase by about 5.5 percent. That is not a welcome…
  • John Locke Update

    Should North Carolina Consider an Obamacare Workaround?

    posted September 16, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Health care is an important issue for voters. Not only is it important for an individual’s overall well-being, but the soul-crushing costs of health care also have severe impacts on…
  • John Locke Update

    Do Hospital Consolidations Lower Prices?

    posted September 10, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    There are several prominent players in the health care delivery process. There are patients, physicians, insurers, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and pharmacy benefit managers, to name a few. Interestingly, when asked…
  • 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

    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

    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…

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