Gov. Bryant speaks about federal court case

Governor Phil Bryant is sounding off on his decision to issue the executive order in the Blue Cross and HMA hospital fight. A federal judge has now blocked that order.

With one week till the federal hearing, Bryant is defending his action to step into the fight with the state’s largest insurance provider.

“Sometimes it’s difficult to do the right thing and we believe we’re doing the right thing,” said Bryant.

Bryant tried, with his executive order, to require Blue Cross to reinstate all the HMA hospitals. The six page order listed his reasoning. When asked about it Tuesday, it all came down to one issue for Bryant.