Trump’s Executive Order on Healthcare: The Process Begins

Last week, I took a well-deserved vacation. As I perched on the balcony of a nice condo on a balmy October day, enjoying an amazing view of the Gulf of Mexico and people below swimming, sunning and playing, my phone started going crazy. I mean crazy.

Along came the Twitter alerts.

For […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Bertaut's Blog, costs, rates|3 Comments

Straight Talk: The Jim Engster Show

Mike Bertaut joins Jim Engster to discuss the health care plan currently being considered in Congress. The plan would continue with cost sharing payments to health insurance providers.

The plan would continue with cost sharing payments to health insurance providers.

And the plan currently enjoys bipartisan support in Congress.

By |October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Uncertainty: Washington, D.C., Behavior, and Your Rates

At its heart, health insurance is a pretty simple business. Instead of running the risk of a medical situation that outstrips your ability to pay for it (and in the healthcare world, that’s a pretty common occurrence), you transfer some or most of that risk to another entity (like Blue […]

By |October 16th, 2017|Bertaut's Blog, costs, rates|0 Comments

Nothing Has Changed

I would be the first to admit that 2017 has been a very confusing year for people who have to make decisions about health insurance.  Much has been made all year long about promise after promise from politicians across the political spectrum (including the president, who threatened to “let Obamacare […]

By |October 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Straight Talk to Video

Blue Cross Healthcare Economist Mike Bertaut is on the road, on the job and around Louisiana. Now is your chance to follow along, as he brings the Straight Talk to you and your fellow Louisianians in our new series of videos.

The Holy Grail of Health Insurance: making patients healthier BEFORE […]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment