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Requiem for the Individual Mandate

Requiem for the Individual Mandate
I’ve always liked the word “requiem,” which the dictionary says means “a ceremony or remembrance of someone who has passed away.”

In this case, I’d like to tell you about the short life and sudden death of the individual health insurance mandate, an idea that could have […]

By |January 9th, 2018|costs, rates|3 Comments

The Importance of Investing In Our People: Blue Bikes

The Importance of Investing In Our People: Blue Bikes   
On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, I was privileged to attend the launch of a program that has the potential to change the character of a major American city for the better. And I’m even more privileged to be working for […]

By |January 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Straight Talk Podcast, Episode 3

In this edition of the Straight Talk podcast, Mike Bertaut talks with Brice Mohundro, a clinical pharmacist at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, about the opioid epidemic in the United States.

By |December 19th, 2017|Bertaut's Podcast|0 Comments

SETTING UP THE HOLIDAYS: Ultimate Lifestyle Change Challenge!

“Well, I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, and I’ve developed a strategy for the holidays that revolves around one of my Top 10 items: Focus on quality, and avoid the empty calories.”
Ok, so you all know I’m heavily engaged in this lifestyle change program, and we’ve been […]

By |December 19th, 2017|Bertaut's Blog|1 Comment

Prescription Drug Safety Saves Lives

Note: This week, Mike is letting members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s Clinical Services team give you Straight Talk on how the national opioid epidemic is affecting Louisiana, and what we are doing to help everyone lower their risks and prevent prescription drug abuse. 

By Dr. Deirdre […]

By |December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments