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High Cost of Insulin (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-06-22

Duration: 00:06:43

Subjects: Health | Diabetes | Insulin | Bertaut, Michael R. | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Bertaut, Michael Interviewee


This segment from the June 22, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ interview with Michael Bertaut, a health care economist with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. He discusses: his personal experience of being diagnosed with pre-diabetes; the diabetes statistics in Louisiana; the economic impact of diabetes in Louisiana; and the reasons for the 350% increase in the cost of insulin over the last ten years. Host: Andre Moreau