• John Locke Update

    Insurance numbers underscore the need for state innovation

    posted August 11, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, millions lost their jobs due to government-mandated shutdowns and plummeting demand for certain goods and services.  Tragically, this massive job…
  • John Locke Update

    A better way to serve those who have a preexisting condition

    posted March 11, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    Election season means political ads running on most television channels. Voters will hear candidates from across the political spectrum espouse their views and attack other candidates for their beliefs. In…
  • John Locke Update

    The two fronts of health care reform

    posted February 11, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    As a health policy analyst, I often get asked, “When and how are we going to fix the health care system?” The answer to that question is complicated for two…
  • John Locke Update

    Medicaid expansion and public choice

    posted February 6, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    The prospect of expanding Medicaid in North Carolina was back in the news recently due to the General Assembly’s return to Raleigh and a newly agreed-upon deal between legislators…
  • 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…

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