Health Care Giants Refuse To Talk

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the region’s largest hospital system, is refusing to renegotiate its contract with Highmark in the wake of the insurer’s landmark agreement with West Penn Allegheny Health System.

In a meeting with Allegheny County Council on Wednesday, UPMC’s W. Thomas McGough told Council members that the hospital system is looking simply for the best way to end its relationship with Highmark.

Mike Pintek speaks with Allegheny Council Vice President Chuck Martoni about his take on the health care impasse, his desire to force the two organizations to talk with one another, and the fallout for Pittsburghers worried about the future of their medical care.

Listen to Mike Pintek every weekday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!

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