• 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

    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

    Lawmakers need to resist expanding Medicaid  

    posted April 28, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    As we approach the end of the Gov. Cooper’s month-long stay-at-home order, state lawmakers have begun to debate possible solutions for responding to the coronavirus. Naturally, much of the discussion…
  • 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

    Employer Health Care Plans and Reference-Based Pricing

    posted January 21, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    The cost of employer health care is an important topic in the broader health care debate.  Unlike other countries, about half of our citizens get their health insurance through…
  • 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

    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…

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