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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, […]

Do You Want Your Blue Cross Plan to Have Big Market Share?

By |October 26th, 2017|

Do You Want Your Blue Cross Plan to Have Big Market Share?
Recently, I’ve read some news articles on a study talking about how concentrated health insurance markets are in different states. The study, thoughts from important officials and data all lead to one set of conclusions for our state:
Blue Cross […]

Move Quickly, Your Time Is Short! Open Enrollment for 2018 Plans

By |October 26th, 2017|

Open Enrollment for individual health insurance in Louisiana starts Nov. 1. It ends Dec. 15. This six-week period is much shorter than any previous year, and since the administration has decided to cut off most enrollment advertising, many of our friends and neighbors here who buy their own health insurance […]