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Medical Marijuana & Insurance (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-09-07

Duration: 00:06:52

Subjects: Health Care | Bertaut, Michael R. | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | Drugs | MARIJUANA


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Bertaut, Michael Interviewee


This segment from the September 7, 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: the state’s medical marijuana program; the FDA’s approval of the first cannabidiol-based prescription drug; and the reasons why Blue Cross and Blue Shield does not currently cover medical marijuana. Host: Andre Moreau