• John Locke Update

    Health Policy at the General Assembly: 2019 in Review

    posted January 15, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    It was a tumultuous year for lawmakers in the General Assembly. Lasting well into October, this ‘long session’ was unusually long compared to years past. As will be the…
  • 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

    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

    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…
  • John Locke Update

    Evaluating N.C.’s Medicaid Expansion Proposals

    posted April 25, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    During the 2019 legislative session, lawmakers have introduced three bills that would expand the state’s Medicaid program. Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 5, Democratic proposals with the support of…
  • John Locke Update

    Evaluating N.C.’s Proposed Small Business Health Care Act

    posted February 21, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    The newly elected members of the North Carolina General Assembly have hit the ground running in the legislative session. As such, a significant piece of health care legislation was introduced…
  • John Locke Update

    State Legislative Priorities: Association Health Plans

    posted February 7, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Given the legislative logjams created by a divided federal government, it’s safe to say that the chances of major health care reform in Congress are very low. Fortunately, the states…
  • John Locke Update

    The Case Against Medicaid Expansion

    posted January 24, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Expanding Medicaid is a temporary, albeit insufficient, fix for the problems of high costs in the health care system. As a state, we should reject a program that has long…

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