Health Care

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Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Health Care Law Subsidies

Gov. Tom Wolf will withdraw his application to take over the insurance marketplace created under the 2010 federal health care law now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the law’s nationwide tax subsidies.

06/25/2015

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Woman Recovering From Double Lung Transplant Thanks Pittsburgh For Generosity

A mother from North Carolina wants to thank Pittsburgh. She says the generosity of the people here saved her life.

06/17/2015

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State Wins Court Order In UPMC-Highmark Fight Over Medicare

Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Kathleen Kane hailed a court decision Friday that they had sought in a bid to protect Medicare Advantage enrollees caught in the middle of a feud between two western Pennsylvania health care giants.

05/29/2015

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Highmark Loses Hospitals’ Lawsuit Over Reimbursement Cuts

A Western Pennsylvania health insurance giant will have to pay a dozen hospitals money that it withheld, a judge is ruling.

05/08/2015

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Gov. Wolf, AG Ask Court To Enforce UPMC, Highmark Consent Decree

Gov. Tom Wolf and the state attorney general want the Commonwealth Court to force the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and rival Highmark Inc. to honor a consent decree and force the sparring medical giants into arbitration to settle lingering disputes.

04/27/2015

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Wolf Administration To Begin Reorganizing Medicaid Plans

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration plans to begin transferring more than a million adult Medicaid enrollees into a single, new benefits program that it touts as a more efficient and effective way of providing health care for the poor, disabled and elderly.

04/24/2015

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GlaxoSmithKline Closing Pittsburgh-Area Office, Cutting 274

The company that makes Aquafresh toothpaste and Tums antacid tablets is closing its Pittsburgh-area operations and cutting 274 jobs by year’s end.

04/16/2015

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Cystic Fibrosis Patient Seeking Help From UPMC

Katie Prager has cystic fibrosis and needs a double lung transplant to save her life. The problem: insurance won’t pay for it.

04/02/2015

Health Care Tax Credit

How The Affordable Healthcare Act Affects Tax Filing

Learn how the Affordable Healthcare Act, and whether or not you have insurance, will impact the way you do taxes this year.

03/23/2015

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Wolf Administration Broadens Number Of Highmark Customers Eligible For UPMC Care

The Wolf administration says it will interpret last year’s consent agreement between Highmark and UPMC in a broader way than its predecessor.

03/06/2015

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UPMC Now Offering Online Doctor Visits

Would you prefer to see a doctor in person or by computer?

03/03/2015

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Donations Pouring In For N.C. Woman In Need Of Double Lung Transplant

Pittsburgh has once again shown the size of its heart.

02/13/2015

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Financial Situation, Insurance Status Delaying Woman’s Life-Saving Lung Transplant

If Lethia Everette were your relative, you might find her predicament hard to believe, let alone accept. She needs a double lung transplant. Right now.

02/12/2015

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Highmark Says Its Customer Health Data Is Secure

The cyber security breach at Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield with its 80 million customers has brought increased scrutiny to security issues in the health care industry.

02/06/2015

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Highmark Denies In-Network Coverage To Some Pregnant Women Using Magee Womens Hospital

The ongoing dispute between Highmark and UPMC is heating up again.

01/16/2015

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