By: Sylvia Taylor
Sylvia Taylor is a law student at Mississippi College School of Law
I am writing to highlight and expand on the concerns raised in the WLBT article: “Blue Cross Blue Shield subscriber needing surgery is caught in the middle of the battle with UMMC”.
The article describes a Mississippi citizen suffering from the unsettled dispute between UMMC and Blue Cross Blue Shield; however, this is just one of many Mississippians affected by this issue. The longer this issue drags on, the longer Mississippians will be used as pawns in a game.
Blue Cross Blue Shield is one of the largest health care insurers in Mississippi. Health insurance prices are astronomical, especially when purchased through a private insurance company.