Category: Cost of Healthcare

Category: Cost of Healthcare, Health Insurance

WHY YOU NEED US TO KEEP A STRONG SAFETY NET

The trickle started slowly, with just a couple of relatives.

On Aug. 28, 2005, I, my wife and our three kids began to get some company. First, we had the five of us plus a mother-in-law. Then, my brother-in-law, his wife and two more kids came to stay. Then, the brother-in-law’s wife’s sister, her husband and her grandmother showed up. Then, the brother-in-law’s wife’s sister’s husband’s parents, grandparents, sister and family arrived. They just kept coming until there were 23 of them!  People I had never met before had filled our house. We didn’t turn anyone away. I’ve lived in Louisiana my entire life, all 54 years, and that’s how we do it here. This is Our Home.

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Category: Cost of Healthcare, Health Insurance

You have ‘Blue Cross’? I have ‘Blue Cross’ too! Why are they so different?

Of the 4.6 million people in our state, about 1.6 million of them (almost 34%) have a Blue Cross card in their pockets right now. “I have Blue Cross” is something people are very happy to say when they have health needs, need a new prescription, etc. Even for things as simple as their annual check-ups, there is much comfort in saying, when you get asked at the doctor’s office, “I have Blue Cross.”

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