• 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

    Removing 21st century barriers to telehealth

    posted May 13, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    Consider the following scenario. You aren’t feeling well, and you believe you may be coming down with a cold or the flu. You pick up your smartphone and request a…
  • John Locke Update

    Health care deregulation should be permanent

    posted April 16, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    The North Carolina’s response to coronavirus continues as the state remains under a stay-at-home order. No one knows how long the stay-at-home orders will stay in effect or how long…
  • John Locke Update

    North Carolina’s COVID-19 Response: Health Care

    posted March 16, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    As America grapples with the COVID-19 virus, state governments are acting quickly to mitigate the spread in their state. Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency last week,…
  • John Locke Update

    Estimating the impact of coronavirus on state spending and taxes

    posted March 12, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    Families, employers, universities, health care providers, insurance companies, health care companies across North Carolina and the rest of the country, and governments at all levels are responding to coronavirus disease…
  • 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

    A private market medical debt solution

    posted February 17, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    Surprise bills are a hot topic in state legislatures and Congress. Most readers either have received a surprise bill or know someone who has received a surprise bill from a…
  • 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

    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…

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