AP analysis: Law may be on HMA’s side in dispute with Blue Cross/Blue Shield

November 5, 2013 in Health, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Hospital owner Health Management Associates has a not-so-secret advantage in its dispute with insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. Lawmakers are poised to intervene […]

Federal judge blocks Gov. Phil Bryant’s executive order in insurance dispute

October 29, 2013 in Health, News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge Monday blocked Gov. Phil Bryant from compelling Mississippi’s largest health insurer to resume paying its in-network rate to a chain of 10 hospitals.

U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate read a temporary restraining order from the bench saying Bryant didn’t provide enough proof to justify an executive order he issued last week…