Clock is ticking on contract between UMMC and Blue Cross, Blue Shield

The deadline nears in the standoff between University of Mississippi Medical Center and Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Mississippi. Many policyholders needing the services of the hospital starting Sunday morning at 12:01 am will find out that their insurance is no good there. (The exception is state employees.) Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney gives you an … Continue reading “Clock is ticking on contract between UMMC and Blue Cross, Blue Shield”

Elementary school kids already coding in Mississippi

State Superintendent of Education for Mississippi, Dr. Carey Wright and Pete Smith joined the Gallo Radio Show on SuperTalk Mississippi Wednesday morning to discuss a variety of education issues. Dr. Wright gave updated information on the Task Force meeting happening this week to study “testing requirements” across the state, who’s doing them, who’s being paid … Continue reading “Elementary school kids already coding in Mississippi”

Sports betting could be ‘up and running’ next month

Executive Director of the State’s Gaming Commission, Allen Godfrey joined the GalloShow to give an update on casino’s preparation for sports betting. Godfrey says sports betting could be ready to roll next month. So what will that look like and how much revenue can we expect?

State Rep. wants to examine the books of Mississippi Prison Industries

Chairman of Accountability in the Mississippi House of Representatives, Jerry Turner joined The Gallo Radio Show Thursday morning with insight into the Mississippi Prison Industries financial and leadership problems. Chairman Turner signaled a commitment in effort to examine the books, the management structure and future of the agency. He also is calling on the State … Continue reading “State Rep. wants to examine the books of Mississippi Prison Industries”

UMMC: working “for years” to renegotiate with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi

Kevin Cook, the CEO of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, joined The Gallo Radio Show on SuperTalk Mississippi to talk about the contract negotiations with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi. The current contract has been going on for “28 years” – something unheard of. Cook talks about what happens when the contract runs out … Continue reading “UMMC: working “for years” to renegotiate with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi”

What you need to know about the Blue Cross/Blue Shield & UMMC contract

President and CEO of the Mississippi Hospital Association, Tim Moore joined us on SuperTalk Mississippi Monday morning addressing the pending deadline for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi to accept coverage of patients at University of Mississippi Medical Center. Moore detailed the problems with the existing contract and what the ultimate showdown will mean for the … Continue reading “What you need to know about the Blue Cross/Blue Shield & UMMC contract”

House Speaker wants #MSLeg to take bridge issue seriously

House Speaker Philip Gunn joined us Tuesday on SuperTalk Mississippi for the entire seven o’clock hour. He talked about the situation with our roads and bridges, and how the Mississippi Legislature needs to do something to get these closed bridges reopened. That is likely to involve a special session. But he cautioned his fellow lawmakers … Continue reading “House Speaker wants #MSLeg to take bridge issue seriously”

White: Infrastructure “a huge failing on us as state leaders”

State Representative Jason White joined us on The Gallo Radio Show this morning to talk about the legislature and a possible special session. He shared his frustration about not being able to fix the infrastructure issues that face the entire state. And he took aim at the BRIDGE bill which he called “a tremendous power … Continue reading “White: Infrastructure “a huge failing on us as state leaders””

Insurance rates could be based on your Facebook posts

Did you know that your insurance rates could be based on what you post on Facebook? Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney stopped by The Gallo Show on SuperTalk Mississippi Wednesday morning to cover a wide range of topics including an update on flood insurance cost increase, as well as insurance companies gathering data on everyone from … Continue reading “Insurance rates could be based on your Facebook posts”

#AfterTheGalloShow: #MAEP could be passed ‘next session’

State Rep. Mark Baker joined us this morning to talk about a review of the 2018 session – successes and failures. When talking about the MAEP, school funding initiative that failed, Baker said it’s a good idea, but people might just need the legislative break to realize how good the idea is. “Good ideas take … Continue reading “#AfterTheGalloShow: #MAEP could be passed ‘next session’”

#AfterTheGalloShow: Andy Gipson wasn’t planning to run for re-election

The new Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson joined us on SuperTalk Mississippi this morning to talk about his appointment. And he broke news about his job as a State Representative: he wasn’t planning on running again, and had already written a letter to his constituents. He was looking for the right time to make the announcement, … Continue reading “#AfterTheGalloShow: Andy Gipson wasn’t planning to run for re-election”

#AfterTheGalloShow: Hyde-Smith calls McDaniel ads “laughable”

Cindy Hyde-Smith will be the first woman from Mississippi to hold the office of Senator, after being appointed by Governor Phil Bryant. She joined us on The Gallo Show, on SuperTalk Mississippi, Friday morning to talk about how the appointment came about, and what’s in her future. Including a possible committee appointment. She spent a … Continue reading “#AfterTheGalloShow: Hyde-Smith calls McDaniel ads “laughable””