About Straight Talk

Straight Talk is your source for timely, trustworthy information on healthcare reform, costs & quality. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Healthcare Economist Michael Bertaut dives into the issues, cuts through the confusion and gives it to you Straight.

Mike Bertaut
Mike BertautHealthcare Economist | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

The Facts on Healthcare Reform and Rising Costs

Michael Bertaut is a Certified Health Consultant and Professional of the Academy of Healthcare Management. He has more than 25 years of analytical experience in the healthcare, telecom and retail industry sectors. Since April 2009, Michael has engaged in hundreds of public discussions on healthcare costs and the impact of reform with stakeholder groups ranging from healthcare policy makers in Washington D.C. to your local public service clubs.

Michael is recognized as a national commentator on healthcare reform, quoted in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and state and local publications. He is a regular guest on the Talk Louisiana radio show.