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Can I See a Medical Professional on my Computer, Tablet or Phone? You Bet!

Most of us have already been there. Someone very dear to you, a child, parent, brother, sister or spouse gets sick, and then really sick, and you get scared. And of course, it’s 11:30 at night on a Saturday! What to do?

As a first-time parent, I remember clearly being home […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Bertaut's Blog, costs|0 Comments

Hyperbole Rules the Day as the House Passes the AHCA

The Olives: “The Grapes are Gutting Obamacare!! People will die!”

The Grapes: “Obamacare is FAILING! We need to repeal/replace it!”

On Thursday afternoon, May 4, 2017, the United States House of Representatives, by a vote of 217-213, passed the American Healthcare Act (AHCA). You may recall I talked at length about the […]

By |May 8th, 2017|Bertaut's Blog, costs|0 Comments

Drug Company Magic, Part 2

Drug Company Magic, Part 2

As we move further into 2017, I am increasingly concerned about the impact drug price increases have on your premiums. I’ve written before about the “magical” way drug companies arrive at their pricing.

To make matters worse, it’s very difficult for all of us as patients to […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Bertaut's Blog, costs|0 Comments

At Some Point, You Just Get Tired of Losing Friends. I’m There …

I know many of you who read Straight Talk faithfully will recall that on many occasions I have spoken directly about the way a good relationship with a primary care doctor who helps you manage things like your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar can help extend your life.

When you track […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Bertaut's Blog|0 Comments

Shoring Up Healthcare.Gov

Blue Cross considers it an important part of our mission to improve the health and lives and Louisianians. We want to give our family, friends and neighbors financial security in their day-to-day lives against terrible illnesses, give them a clear path to improving their health and help them put off […]

By |April 19th, 2017|Bertaut's Blog, costs|0 Comments