Drug Company Magic, Part 3

By |June 6th, 2017|

“Did you know that health insurance companies that participate in federal or state programs also have stricter gross margin/profit caps on that business? For example, the Medicaid health plans in Louisiana have to pay state and local taxes, and they pay for all administration on 15 percent of the payments […]

Changing Medicaid in D.C.: What’s at risk for Louisiana?

By |March 7th, 2017|

Mike’s Note: I’m taking a look at the bill proposed Monday by the House of Representatives – the American Health Care Act – and will weigh in with my thoughts soon.

The way our federal government funds Louisiana’s Medicaid program is under serious study right now. The party in charge in Washington, […]

So, THAT was a surprise! With President Trump, What Happens to My Health Insurance?

By |November 22nd, 2016|

I have been pummeled with many, many different reactions since the Nov. 8 election and more questions than I can shake a stick at. I suspect my next few blog posts will be about roughly these same topics. But, before we dive into the questions, let me tell you a […]

I’m Medicaid-Eligible? But I Already Have Blue Cross!

By |June 14th, 2016|

Louisiana is extending Medicaid coverage this month to about 400,000 people with incomes below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level, or FPL (that’s about $16,400 a year for a single person or around $33,400 for a family of four). For most folks, this Medicaid coverage will take effect July 1, […]

Medicaid is expanding in Louisiana! What does that mean?

By |February 1st, 2016|

Just one day after he was inaugurated as our new governor, John Bel Edwards signed an executive order to expand the Medicaid program in our state. There was rejoicing from some, grousing from others and questions from all.

So, now that my email box is full from people asking what this […]