Mississippi insurance head pushes back on prescription prices

Mississippi’s insurance regulator has no qualms when playing hard ball with Blue Cross/Blue Shield providers when it comes to keeping prescription-drug costs in line. Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said consumers should ask their physicians for generics, talk with the Blues’ hotlines if there are no equivalents, then contact his office if they get no satisfaction. Additionally, Chaney said the providers should focus more on their policyholders and less on their stockholders.

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