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Single Payer? Medicare For All? Exchange Failures?

By |September 19th, 2017|

I once heard a radio host say “Dreaming is important. But to do my job, I HAVE to be the mayor of Real Ville!”

I’m totally in on that one. You can’t deliver Straight Talk if you’re not willing to live in Real Ville. This doesn’t mean I like crushing people’s […]

Straight Talk Podcast, Episode 2

By |September 13th, 2017|

You Get What You Pay For

Listen to Mike tell it Straight! Our Straight Talk podcast series brings you the latest information and updates on healthcare reform, costs & quality. Today, we are focusing on costs.

Mike explains why healthcare coverage costs what it does, what your money actually pays for and […]

Bringing Answers Straight to Business Community: The New Orleans B2B Healthcare Forum

By |August 29th, 2017|

More than 90 percent of the people who have private health insurance in Louisiana get it because they either: have a job, are retired from a job or are related to someone who has a job.

This means employers statewide are huge partners in your healthcare, and a large segment of […]

Can I Really Do This? Reverse a Lifetime of Being Overweight?

By |August 22nd, 2017|

“Starting today, I’m going to change my life. And I’m going to do it publicly, right out here where you all can see me and keep me honest.”
Let’s find out together, shall we?

In these pages, you’ve seen me write pretty openly about my personal struggles with weight here and here. […]

When a ‘Bailout’ Isn’t a ‘Bailout’

By |August 16th, 2017|

When a “Bailout” Isn’t a “Bailout”:
I really enjoy Twitter. Just a few days ago, after I tweeted about a particular federal program that helps poor people pay for their health insurance, I got this response above.

Sometimes seeing the raw, unvarnished truth about how people are feeling is quite valuable. […]