November 20, 2013 al.com Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama will not reinstate current health plans to customers as requested by President Obama, the company announced today.
Written by: Sam R. Hall
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi isn’t endearing itself to many folks – especially not Gov. Phil Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood.
That BCBS has Bryant and Hood working together should tell you exactly what kind of public and governmental relations nightmare the insurance giant has cooked up for itself. Bryant and Hood both feel snubbed and professionally insulted by BCBS, particularly CEO Carol Pigott. Word from persons close to Bryant and to Hood tell similar stories:
By Bobby Harrison
JACKSON – As attorney general, Jim Hood has displayed a willingness to take on big business, whether Google, BP, major drug companies or Entergy, if he felt wrongdoing was occurring.
Hood, a Democrat, sent word recently he is eying health insurance giant Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi.
“I have been reviewing intra-state antitrust allegations against Blue Cross for several years,” Hood said in a recent statement. “The immature court filings and refusal to even meet are indicative of a corporation that has achieved monopoly status and thinks it is above the law. We shall see.”