Since 2009, I’ve given more than 800 presentations in Louisiana alone on healthcare reform and cost trends. Almost all of these were to business audiences, whose benefit offerings have been drastically affected by healthcare reform.
Straight Talk denizen Mike Bertaut is taking a break this week and letting his editors speak about a project close to their hearts – clear communication.
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.
Blue Cross is looking at the public healthcare policy statements presidential candidates are making and Straight Talk’s Mike Bertaut will shed some light on the realities of some of these policies from his own perspective.
As we move further into this presidential election year, I am getting more and more questions like this: “So, Mike, you understand this healthcare stuff, right? Which candidate has the best plan to fix healthcare?”
Folding about 80,000 new people into a large insured population is a challenging business, especially when many of the 80,000 have lots of untreated health conditions and have never had health insurance.