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Michael Bertaut, Blue Cross & Blue Shield (2018)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-05-21

Duration: 00:45:29

Subjects: HEALTH INSURANCE | BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Bertaut, Michael R. | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | Health Care | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


  • Bertaut, Michael Speaker


A speech by Michael Bertaut before the Baton Rouge Press Club on May 21, 2018. Bertaut is a health care economist with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. He discusses: the high cost of health care; Louisiana’s high rates of tobacco use, diabetes, obesity, and kidney disease; the private individual health insurance market; and the impact of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) on the health insurance market. He also answers questions from the audience.