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Michael Bertaut, Blue Cross & Blue Shield (2023)




Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-04-05

Duration: 00:32:20

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


  • Bertaut, Michael Speaker


This episode of the series “Newsmakers” features a speech by Michael Bertaut before a meeting of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on April 5, 2023. Bertaut is a health care economist and exchange coordinator with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. He discusses the 2023 health insurance landscape, including: the lawsuit challenging the wellness benefits insurance companies are required to pay for through the Affordable Care Act (ACA); the changes to Medicaid eligibility following the end of the public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic; and the fix to the family glitch related to the dependent coverage offered by employers.