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Straight Talk on How We Spend Your Money

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 […]

By |January 30th, 2018|Bertaut's Blog, costs, rates|2 Comments

Prohibition or Prescription? The Status of Medical Marijuana and Health Insurance

You’ve got to love America. We have a long history of love/hate relationships with mood-altering substances, which we have often described as having “medicinal value” until science stops us cold. Of course, these scientific studies in medicine often never catch up to folklore, which exists everywhere in our culture in […]

By |January 23rd, 2018|Bertaut's Blog|10 Comments

Requiem for the Individual Mandate

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 […]

By |January 9th, 2018|costs, rates|6 Comments

The Importance of Investing In Our People: Blue Bikes

The Importance of Investing In Our People: Blue Bikes   
On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, I was privileged to attend the launch of a program that has the potential to change the character of a major American city for the better. And I’m even more privileged to be working for […]

By |January 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Straight Talk Podcast, Episode 3

In this edition of the Straight Talk podcast, Mike Bertaut talks with Brice Mohundro, a clinical pharmacist at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, about the opioid epidemic in the United States.

By |December 19th, 2017|Bertaut's Podcast|0 Comments