­

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 […]

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. […]

Healthcare Reform 2.0: What Do the New Proposals Mean?

By |August 8th, 2017|

A few months ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Healthcare Act (AHCA). The bill next went to the Senate, which created several of its own bills, including the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA).  While these bills are not actively being debated as I write this, they are […]

Musings on the “NEW” Healthcare Bills Part 2: ACA Winners and Losers

By |August 1st, 2017|

Last week, we began trying to explain why these new “Repeal and/or Replace” healthcare bills are so prominent in the political universe and so important right now.  We began that discussion with a short history lesson on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA), and now we […]