What Can I Do For You?

By |May 16th, 2018|

Early in 2009, my boss directed me to become an expert on the ongoing negotiations in Washington, D.C. that eventually became the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010.

Never one to shy from a challenge, especially since my boss shortly thereafter became then-CEO […]

So, What’s a Short-Term Limited Duration (STLD) Health Insurance Policy?

By |May 7th, 2018|

Fourteen years ago, I was working for a collapsing telecom company that had just shut down the division I worked for and laid off about 70 of us. Three months later, I began my career here at Blue Cross, and as a cancer survivor, you might imagine I was VERY […]

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 […]

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 […]

Escape Routes: Lawsuits, Associations and Mandates!

By |March 6th, 2018|

How many times have you seen something in the news and been surprised?

Happens with me and my wife all the time. “Hey baby, did you know Blah-Blah died!?”

“Really? Oh, that’s sad. I really liked her!” We’re big film fans, but we tend to lose track of stars if they aren’t […]