Two Pittsburgh-area lawmakers are speaking out about a direct mail and robocall campaign UPMC is waging against their bills that would require all large health systems in the state to accept insurance from any in-state company.
They could not be more different – 57-year-old liberal Democrat Dan Frankel from Squirrel Hill and 29-year-old conservative Republican Jim Christiana of Beaver.
A group of Democratic lawmakers from our area urged Governor Tom Corbett to come up with more money to improve transportation infrastructure and do more for mass transit.
The battling giants of UPMC and Highmark have barely been on speaking terms, but faced mounting pressure to resolve their differences from the governor and legislature which aim to take matters into their own hands.
State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, is co-sponsoring House Bill 200 which requires all injured athletes to be evaluated by a medical professional before they are returned to the field of play.