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So far Michael Bertaut has created 109 blog entries.

I just got a giant bill from the IRS! What did I do wrong?

By |April 18th, 2018|

As I sit here in mid-April, I can’t help but think of all the times in the past four years I’ve been confronted by folks who got HUGE tax bills at the end of the year because they bought their health insurance on healthcare.gov, made some errors computing their income […]

Age Rating Ratios: Mike Breaks It Down

By |April 12th, 2018|

Age is a big factor in how much medical care people are expected to use. But the ACA made the ratio between how much we are allowed to charge a 64-year-old versus a 21-year-old too small. Mike Bertaut breaks it down in this new video that helps explain why young […]

Blue Cross, through NOLAHI, Invests Directly in Improving Outcomes for Diabetics

By |April 4th, 2018|

As a person with Type 2 diabetics in my family, I’ve seen the struggle, up close and personal, of having to stick yourself multiple times a day, record your blood sugar levels and then convert that on the fly into some kind of medicine dosing. Calling it a messy process […]

Alertgy wins NOLA Health Innovators Challenge Diabetes Pitch

By |March 22nd, 2018|

Note from Mike: I was at this event earlier this week. I’m really excited to see the amazing work these firms are doing to fight diabetes. I’ve talked before about the cost of treating chronic conditions. I’m amped about new tech that can help doctors and health plans like Blue […]

What Are You Waiting For? Tobacco Use and Louisiana

By |March 13th, 2018|

It’s not that often I go after a specific, single behavior, but today I’m in a mood. I was just looking at the rates of tobacco use by state, and apparently, in Louisiana, our rates are VERY high.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 22.8% of […]