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By Dave Lemery
Watchdog.org 

Pa. Attorney Gen'l Sues UPMC Over Insurance Acceptance

 

February 14, 2019



Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has accused healthcare provider UPMC of violating its obligations to patients as a charity organization and is suing to force the nonprofit to come to an agreement with rival Highmark.

Highmark, traditionally a health insurance company, found itself at odds with UPMC several years ago after it purchased a hospital group, turning the two nonprofits into competitors.

After the medical groups began to turn away patients using one another’s health insurance, the administration of former Republican Gov. Tom Corbett intervened and took steps that led t...



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