State Insurance Department questions Highmark’s commitment to West Penn Allegheny Health System [The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
|By Alex Nixon, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The state's largest health insurance company is trying to rescue the nearly bankrupt
"This inconsistency brings into question
The problem, according to state Sen.
"I'm concerned about the consequences a long-term insurance contract between
White's letter was attached to Johnson's letter, which the
"We have long held to the fact that we believe that saving the (West Penn Allegheny) system is the right thing to do and that having a contract with UPMC is an imperative for the community," Billger said.
"The two things they want are not reconcilable," he said.
The reimbursement contracts between UPMC and
Though lawmakers and many
The extension makes "the turnaround of WPAHS much more difficult, if not improbable,"
Lebish's email was disclosed in a lawsuit between
In his letter, Johnson asked
"Neither the department nor the public can assess adequately the Form A filing under the circumstances where
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