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 […]

What’s the Deal with Medicare

By |October 26th, 2016|

Today, 50 years after it was signed into law, what we call “Medicare” may be the most misunderstood program the government has. Since the annual “Open Enrollment” for the Medicare Advantage (MA) market just began, I thought this was a great time to review a few things about Medicare.

In the […]

Policy Points No. 2: Medicare for All

By |April 5th, 2016|

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.

Continuing in the tradition of giving our presidential candidates’ talking points the Straight Talk treatment, I’d […]