How The Highmark Merger Affects You

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — The health care landscape in Western Pennsylvania is poised for a major restructuring and KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek wants to know what that means for you.

Highmark Inc., the region’s largest health insurer, and West Penn Allegheny Health System, its second-largest health network, have announced a “capital partnership” worth $475 million.  The deal would involve a $50 million upfront payment from Highmark to alleviate the financial woes of Bloomfield’s West Penn Hospital.

Mike Pintek talks to Erin Ninehouser, Outreach Coordinator for the PA Health Access Network, about how the health system will be changing for the average patient on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.

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