Archives: Jordan Roberts

  • Biden should leave Trump health policies in place 

    As the Biden administration takes office, there will be a stark contrast with the Trump administration on almost all policy areas. Perhaps no issue area will show as much contrast between the two presidents as much as health care. Regardless of the two men’s ideological differences, Biden should leave…

  • Survey points to mental health damage caused by COVID-19

    The COVID-19 response in America has focused on several fronts. The main goals are stopping the spread of the virus, mitigating economic damages, and creating a vaccine or discovering therapeutics. A new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights another area of concern, one that could challenge…

  • Carolina Journal Radio No. 899: Data help create a typical COVID-19 patient profile

    Now that we’ve been dealing with COVID-19 for several months, health experts have better information about the typical characteristics of patients struggling with the disease. Jordan Roberts, John Locke Foundation health care policy analyst, recently reviewed available data and compiled them for a COVID-19 patient profile. The 2020 election is…

  • Medicaid expansion isn’t ‘free’ to the state

    Amid the pandemic, state lawmakers and liberal advocacy groups continue a push to expand Medicaid, as allowed by the Affordable Care Act. Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Medicaid expansion is optional, state lawmakers have decided against moving…

  • Carolina Journal Radio No. 896: Owners scrap plans for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    Duke Energy and Dominion Energy have decided to pull the plug on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The pipeline had faced multiple legal challenges and permitting delays. Donald van der Vaart, John Locke Foundation senior fellow, analyzes the reasons guiding the ACP owners’ decision. Van der Vaart also discusses the impact…