Bipartisan Pa. Bills Aim To Stamp Out UPMC-Highmark Fight

Law360, Philadelphia (October 2, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT) -- Responding to the long-running battle between insurer Highmark Inc. and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center over Western Pennsylvania’s health care marketplace, a bipartisan pair of state legislators introduced on Wednesday legislation aimed at protecting patient access and choice.

Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, and Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, emphasized that the two-bill package, dubbed the Assuring Patient Access and Consumer Choice Act, was not just aimed at resolving Highmark and UPMC's fight over access to consumers, which has entailed unceasing litigation as well as an ad...
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