­

What is Health Insurance, Exactly?

By |June 13th, 2018|

Every so often, I go on WRKF’s Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster and talk about what’s happening in health insurance, healthcare reform and other topics on. I was on the air just this week when I got this question:

“You cannot buy your health. Why do I have to pay for […]

So, What’s a Short-Term Limited Duration (STLD) Health Insurance Policy?

By |May 7th, 2018|

Fourteen years ago, I was working for a collapsing telecom company that had just shut down the division I worked for and laid off about 70 of us. Three months later, I began my career here at Blue Cross, and as a cancer survivor, you might imagine I was VERY […]

Straight Talk on How We Spend Your Money

By |January 30th, 2018|

Want the Straight Talk on how we spend your money? Healthcare Economist Mike Bertaut lays it out, in plain English, in this video from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

The dollars you pay us for health insurance go right back out to pay the medical expenses for you and […]

Requiem for the Individual Mandate

By |January 9th, 2018|

Requiem for the Individual Mandate
I’ve always liked the word “requiem,” which the dictionary says means “a ceremony or remembrance of someone who has passed away.”

In this case, I’d like to tell you about the short life and sudden death of the individual health insurance mandate, an idea that could have […]

Executive Orders: Association Health Plans

By |November 7th, 2017|

I promised you I would take you more in depth on parts of President Trump’s Executive Order on healthcare. Today we look at Association Health Plans.

Did you ever wake up in the morning with a whiz-bang idea to change the world?

You know that feeling — you bounce out of bed, […]