Guest post by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vindell Washington
When I was a little boy growing up in Morgan City in the 1960s, I had a baseball coach who seemed like he was 100 years old! “Coach Charlie” had been coaching Little League in our town for 30 years, and I was lucky enough to be on one of his teams right before he hung it up.
One out of every three people in Louisiana has a Blue Cross card in their pocket. What does that mean to us here at Blue Cross? Today, we’re taking you behind the scenes at our Fall 2018 Sales Caravan for brokers who work with employers and individuals who do business with Blue Cross.
Now that I’m in my 57th year, I have a ton of slightly older peers who are making the move out of the workforce to semi- or fully retired status.
There’s been a lot of debate about medical marijuana over the years. At least 29 states have written laws that approve using marijuana for “medicinal purposes,” including Louisiana.
One of the scariest, most life-altering things that can happen to any of us is a health crisis. We’re going along, working, living our everyday lives, then BAM! We fall sick, get a serious diagnosis or have a traumatic accident. It’s frightening, and can leave you feeling helpless and powerless.