With apologies to Steve Miller Band, time keeps on slipping into the future… at least when it comes to signing up for an individual health insurance plan on healthcare.gov during a RARE special enrollment period that only lasts through Aug. 15, 2021. Read more
The federal government has been tossing changes toward our industry at a rapid pace during 2021. So rapid that even I, your friendly healthcare economist who keeps up with changes for a living, sometimes struggle to do so.
So, this latest change, which is VERY powerful, has flown a bit under the radar. Read more
It’s a pretty common refrain from our members, brokers and stakeholders of all stripes here at Blue Cross (and I don’t blame them):
“Mike, why do my deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance go up every single year?! It’s ridiculous!” Read more
Big news this week in Louisiana’s medical marijuana world!
On Tuesday, June 22, Gov. Edwards signed a bill into law that will let patients in our state’s medical cannabis program legally buy smokable marijuana from the state’s licensed marijuana dispensaries. Read more
As the federal government continues to create high-stakes borrowing packages toward various areas of COVID relief, the subject of more government involvement in paying for healthcare has arisen in a variety of ways. Read more
Healthcare.Gov Pricing Under ARPA21
When I was a young man, around 15-years-old, I already had two jobs. One working at a tennis pro shop, stringing rackets, scheduling courts, teaching lessons, and selling equipment and clothing. Read more