Posts Tagged ‘ted cruz’

Cruz backs runoff investigation; tea party group calls Cochran ‘scum’

WASHINGTON — In a fresh sign of Republican turmoil, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, tea party groups and losing challenger Chris McDaniel all backed an investigation yesterday into the June 24 Senate primary runoff in Mississippi, without offering evidence of alleged voter fraud they cited in the bitterly fought race. One day after Sen. Thad Cochran […] [...]

SPENCER RITCHIE — Compromise is not a four-letter word

A guest column in this paper recently contended that federal spending and its detrimental effects was the most important issue in Mississippi’s Republican primary election for United States Senate. I absolutely concur on the importance of this issue. As the father of two children under four and another due in August, I am greatly distressed […] [...]

HARRISON: Tea Party’s Chris McDaniel has made waves in Senate

by Published: October 28,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Politics, republicans, Tea Party, ted cruz

JACKSON – Chris McDaniel, the man who could replace political icon Thad Cochran in the United States Senate, has been at times an outspoken member of the Mississippi Senate where he currently serves. McDaniel, R-Ellisville, is chair of the Senate’s Conservative Coalition, which consists of 10 of the chamber’s 32 Republicans. It is generally viewed […] [...]

CRAWFORD: Roger Wicker watching the Tea Party blitz

by Published: October 28,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, republican, Tea Party, ted cruz

Senator Roger Wicker must be anxiously watching the Tea Party blitz against fellow Senator Thad Cochran. The two senators have much in common. For example, until they were banned by House Republicans, Wicker’s record for delivering earmarks was second only to Cochran’s. The Tea Party claims earmarks were a major factor in escalating deficits. They […] [...]

Blue Cross contract impasse with HMA may create opening for other insurers

» Other plans more than happy to step in, says head of Mississippi Association of Health Plans The market’s invisible hand eventually will decide the outcome of a nearly two-month standoff between Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and Health Management Associates over provider reimbursement levels. In the meantime, executives of Mississippi’s other health care insurers will […] [...]

Rejection of Blue Cross offer to reinstate 4 hospitals as in-network hardens HMA impasse

by Published: October 17,2013

Tags: blue cross, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Obamacare, Tea Party, ted cruz

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi reacted with puzzlement to Health Management Associates rejection Wednesday of the insurers’ offer to reinstate in-network provider status to four HMA hospitals. HMA said Wednesday it could not accept terms that included pre-certification for in-patient admissions of Blue Cross policyholders. Blue Cross said it found that objection surprising […] [...]

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