• Gov. Bryant Comments on Blue Cross-HMA Agreement to Reinstate 10 Hospitals

    JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant issues the following statement about the agreement between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi and Hospital Management Associates to reinstate 10 HMA hospitals to the Blue Cross network:

    “I am gratified that the patients and employees who were impacted by this dispute now have peace of mind in knowing that an agreement has been reached.

    “Earlier this year, I used my executive authority because negotiations had stalled and patient access to care was threatened. I am thankful that both Blue Cross and HMA then returned to the table and worked together to ensure that access to care and patient-doctor relationships are preserved.”

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