Governor Creates A Team To Address UPMC, Highmark Dispute

Steve Twedt
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saying “the fear-mongering needs to stop,” Gov. Tom Corbett announced Monday that he has created a “Patients First” leadership team to address the ongoing contract dispute between Pittsburgh health care giants Highmark and UPMC.

Mr. Corbett said he has directed state insurance commissioner Michael Consedine and Department of Health Secretary Michael Wolf to meet with senior managers on both sides beginning this week “to make sure that Pennsylvanians in the western part of the commonwealth have clarity about their health care come Jan. 1, 2015, and in the years to come.”

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