When a ‘Bailout’ Isn’t a ‘Bailout’

When a “Bailout” Isn’t a “Bailout”:
I really enjoy Twitter. Just a few days ago, after I tweeted about a particular federal program that helps poor people pay for their health insurance, I got this response above.

Sometimes seeing the raw, unvarnished truth about how people are feeling is quite valuable. […]

By |August 16th, 2017|Bertaut's Blog, costs|8 Comments

Healthcare Reform 2.0: What Do the New Proposals Mean?

A few months ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Healthcare Act (AHCA). The bill next went to the Senate, which created several of its own bills, including the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA).  While these bills are not actively being debated as I write this, they are […]

By |August 8th, 2017|Bertaut's Blog, costs|1 Comment

Musings on the “NEW” Healthcare Bills Part 2: ACA Winners and Losers

Last week, we began trying to explain why these new “Repeal and/or Replace” healthcare bills are so prominent in the political universe and so important right now.  We began that discussion with a short history lesson on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA), and now we […]

By |August 1st, 2017|Bertaut's Blog, costs|0 Comments

What the Authors of PPACA Were Trying to Do

I’m told that in the late 1800s, a very popular form of entertainment that regular folks would pay high admission prices to see was to watch two full-sized steam trains smash into each other at 40 miles an hour.  I guess we are still the same basic humans 120 years […]

By |July 26th, 2017|Bertaut's Blog, costs|0 Comments

Healthcare Shopping Becomes an Amazon-like Experience: SmartShopper

Healthcare Shopping Becomes an Amazon-Like Experience: Vitals SmartShopper. Seriously!  RIGHT NOW! 

There are times when I really enjoy the fact that we named this blog Straight Talk.  This is one of them.  Stand by to be rocked:

A couple of months ago, my son came to me.  “Hey Dad, I think […]

By |July 11th, 2017|Bertaut's Blog, costs|4 Comments