Tag Archives: Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney

Insurance chief says Bryant call for hearings on BCBS is premature

November 1, 2013

0 Comments

blue-cross

JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says in a letter to Gov. Phil Bryant that he thinks Bryant exceeded his authority in directing the Insurance Department to hold hearings on a reimbursement impasse between Health Management Associates and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. “I am deeply disappointed that you did not […]

Continue reading...

Chaney obliging Bryant on probe of BCBS provider adequacy

October 31, 2013

0 Comments

With a U.S. District judge having invalidated his executive order, Gov. Phil Bryant says he will no longer seek to force Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi to re-instate in-network status to policyholders who use the services of the 10 Mississippi hospitals owned by Health Management Associates. But the governor still wants to get […]

Continue reading...

Feds: Mississippians will pay among steepest Obamacare rates in U.S.

September 25, 2013

6 Comments

sink economy

JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the nation, and its residents will pay some of the highest premiums under a federally run health insurance exchange, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The federal government released information Wednesday showing the estimated cost of a mid-range plan under the exchanges created through the […]

Continue reading...

Insurance chief urges governor to delay Medicaid expansion decision

July 3, 2012

0 Comments

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney is advising Gov. Phil Bryant not to act hastily in committing either way on a federal offer to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of uninsured Mississippians. “We have asked the governor to refrain from committing to anything for the time being,” Chaney said, calling for more time to explore […]

Continue reading...