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Michael Bertaut, Health Insurance (2016)




Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-06-22

Duration: 00:27:41

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Bertaut, Michael R. | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | Health Care | HEALTH INSURANCE | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | MEDICAID


  • Bertaut, Michael Speaker


A speech by Michael Bertaut before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on June 22, 2016. Bertaut is a health care economist with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. He discusses: the state of the insurance market in Louisiana; the impact of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) on the health insurance marketplace; why the system is not solvent or stable; the health problems in the new population receiving health insurance through Obamacare; what will make insurance rates worse; and Medicaid expansion. He also answers questions from the audience.