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Mike Reitz, Blue Cross & Blue Shield (2011)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-04-4

Duration: 00:27:08

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Reitz, Mike | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | Health Care | Health care reform | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | MEDICAID


  • Reitz, Mike Speaker


A speech by Mike Reitz before the Baton Rouge Press Club on April 4, 2011. Reitz is the president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. He discusses: the first anniversary of the passage of federal health care reform through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare; the changes that have already taken place; what to expect in 2011, including medical loss ratio requirements and the expansion of Medicaid; and the reasons for the passage of the Affordable Care Act.