• 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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    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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    Do Hospital Consolidations Lower Prices?

    posted September 10, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    There are several prominent players in the health care delivery process. There are patients, physicians, insurers, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and pharmacy benefit managers, to name a few. Interestingly, when asked…
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    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…
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    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…
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    Should Congress Repeal the Cadillac Tax?

    posted August 1, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Employer-sponsored health insurance coverage is a unique feature of the American health care system. About 158 million individuals in the country under age 65 get their insurance through an…
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    Is Medicaid Properly Helping Those in the Shadows?

    posted July 23, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Hubert Humphrey once said, “The ultimate moral test of any government is the way it treats three groups of its citizens. First, those in the dawn of life — our…
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    Why are Mental Health Issues Among Young People Rising?

    posted July 17, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    The national conversation around mental health has been elevated in recent years. Especially relevant to this con­versation is the troubling trend of rising mental health issues among America’s youth. Not…
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    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…

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