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.
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.
Has any topic in the past decade or so been more confusing, messier, or more fraught with political and personal angst than health insurance premium pricing? Let’s break down what’s been going on, starting with the Employer Health Insurance Market, where 90% of us get our healthcare coverage. Read more
Last fall, the President signed an executive order that REQUIRES three federal agencies to formalize some Affordable Care Act (ACA) escape routes. The agencies recently started to issue final rules on those orders, and I have some thoughts on these things now that they are more concrete. Let me Straighten this out a bit…