Sunday, March 29, 2015

Explaining MHA's push for some good ole boy treatment. (Audio corrected.)

The Kingfish appeared on the Kim Wade radio show last week to discuss the Mississippi Hospital Association's major push for two bills that will allow it to create a health insurance plan for Medicaid patients under a special set of rules, and with $30 million in help from the taxpayers. An update on the bills is posted below:

There is an 18 second lag before the show begins.

There are two bills: SB #2441 and SB #2588 that are in conference.  The conferees for #2441 are Senators Dean Kirby, Videt Carmichael, Niki Browning and Representatives Gary Chism, Jerry Turner, Chris Brown.  Senator Carmichael is the author of the bill. Senator Kirby is the Chairman of the Insurance Committee. Representative Chism is the Chairman of the Insurance Committee in his chamber as well.

SB #2588 is the bill with the $30 million according to Mr. Chism. The conferees are : Senators Terry Burton, Dean Kirby, Hob Bryan and Representatives Bobby Howell, Toby Barker, Jason White. Senator Kirby is the author of the bill.

Earlier posts.
Mississippi Managed Care or Managed Crony Capitalism. Copy of bill and explanation of the controversy. 
MHA prez pushed SB #2441 on Gallo
Insurance Chairman lets $30 million cat out of the bag.


Anonymous said...

Four years ago, these guys financed the entire Democratic campaign effort. If I were a Republican leader, I'd string them along until the very end and then kill the legislation-- just for kicks and giggles.

Kingfish said...

Different regime in charge now. He's either taken a more bipartisan approach as do many trade associations or just recognizes Republicans are in charge.

Anonymous said...

Republicans looking to bend Mississippians over again.

Anonymous said...

Different hired guns. Same members that authorized the strategy 4 years ago. Providers of funding are the same.

Anonymous said...

Well, based on the conference report, it appears that MHA has pulled off another fast one......and this time, it's the Republicans who carried their water.

Anonymous said...

Who is carrying the water on Kemper 7:55 PM?

Anonymous said...

Who's talking about Kemper?/ You must be bleeding over from another thread. Right now, we are talking about the republicans caving to money and power of the Hospital Association.

Kingfish said...

Blame yourselves. Cocaine Cowboys post got twice as many hits as this one. The media has totally ignored this story. Its complex, somewhat dry material, and hard to explain to many people.

But if this thing ever blows up and we're having to fork out money to bail it out because they weren't required to have sufficient reserves, then it will get everyone's attention. Like it did on Beef Plant, Kior, Senatobia, and so on. Those fiascos did get everyone's attention, right?

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm hearing that Mr. Moore is running around the State House mad and upset because he didn't get what he THOUGHT he was getting. Hey, Mr. Moore, the legislative process is about COMPROMISE!! You don't always get all you ask for......oh, wait! I just realized that what you didn't get was $30 million of MY tax dollars!! I thought your mission was to get hospitals in the HMO game?? The compromise allows Medicaid to do that. No tax dollars for MHA!!

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