• John Locke Update

    The importance of primary care

    posted June 8, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    Elected officials who work on health care reform tend to focus on coverage, that is, whether an individual has the necessary health insurance coverage to pay for the services one…
  • 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

    Indiana and the Fight to Lower Health Care Costs

    posted October 24, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    We know the lack of price transparency in health care is a significant problem. Health care isn’t purchased like any other product. In most cases, patients outsource consumer power to…
  • John Locke Update

    Trump Administration Strengthens Health Savings Accounts

    posted September 3, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Health care legislation or health care reform often consists of new regulations or new restrictions on what a patient can do or how they access care. Whenever health care reform…
  • John Locke Update

    The Success of Direct Primary Care in Union County

    posted January 28, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Direct primary care (DPC) is the Netflix of primary care. In exchange for a small monthly fee, patient members of the DPC clinic have around-the-clock access to the services that…
  • John Locke Update

    Are Millennials Ruining Primary Care?

    posted November 15, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    Modern America has a craving for goods and services that are supplied instantaneously. If we want food, we order it, and it is brought to our doors with Uber eats.
  • John Locke Update

    Direct Primary Care: Saving Doctors From Physician Burnout

    posted November 1, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    “Physician happiness is inversely proportional to the amount of bureaucratic drag on their lives,” says Dr. Doug Farrago. Farrago, a “recovering” hospital-employed physician, was one of many speakers to address…
  • Research Report

    Direct Primary Care

    posted March 22, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    An increased use of the innovative health care delivery model called Direct Primary Care could lead to better outcomes for treatment of patients with chronic diseases, and that could mean…
  • Research Report

    Direct Primary Care for Local Governments

    posted December 2, 2016 by Katherine Restrepo, Julie Tisdale
    Local governments across North Carolina, like other employers, are wrestling with the question of how to provide quality health care to their employees in a cost-effective manner. This is…

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