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Forbes Hospital Receives Level 2 Trauma Center Accreditation

When it comes to trauma patients, getting to a hospital fast is critical and every minute counts. Soon, patients will have another option to get care.

08/06/2013

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UPMC And Highmark Engage In TV Ad War

It’s not campaign season, but you might think so with the back-and-forth television ads from UPMC and Highmark.

08/01/2013

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Allegheny Health System Announces Hospital Layoffs

More than 450 jobs were eliminated from the West Penn Allegheny Health System today.

07/26/2013

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Highmark Renews Partnership With Catholic Charities Center

Just last year, more than 2,200 local uninsured patients received free healthcare thanks to the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center.

07/25/2013

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Local Institutions’ Employees Feeling Effects Of Obamacare

Some employers say they find the Affordable Care Act – unaffordable. Instead of extending coverage to some employees, they’re cutting their hours.

07/02/2013

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Could A Sunscreen Pill Work?

It’s all fun in the sun until the hassle of sunscreen.

06/28/2013

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Heritage Valley In Beaver Faces Strike

Heritage Valley Health System in Beaver may face a strike if contract agreements are not made within two weeks.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/22/2013

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UPMC Board Votes Not To Extend Highmark’s Contract

The battle continues to heat up between UPMC and Highmark.

06/14/2013

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Pa. Auditor General Threatens UPMC Audit If It Fails To Reach Highmark Deal

In Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon, Pa. State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has a warning to UPMC and Highmark.

05/08/2013

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Judge OKs Nixing Of Highmark Suit Settlement

A federal judge has approved the withdrawal of a proposed settlement of health insurance ratepayers and insurer Highmark Inc.

05/08/2013

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State Could Gain Millions From Medicaid Expansion

An expansion of Medicaid eligibility under a 2010 landmark federal health care law would boost the state’s finances by hundreds of millions of dollars a year, the Pennsylvania Legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal analysts said Tuesday.

04/23/2013

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New Steps Made In Possible WPAHS, Highmark Merger

There was another step forward in the plan by Highmark to take over the struggling West Penn Allegheny Health System.

04/09/2013

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Inmate Healthcare Costs: KD Investigates Gets Results

In the early morning hours, sheriff deputies deliver an inmate to a methadone clinic in Homewood — a trip they make about 20 times a month — at taxpayer expense.

02/12/2013

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KD Investigates: The Cost Of Inmate Healthcare

They’re behind bars, but prisoners at the Allegheny County Jail are getting some of the best medical treatment in the world, and you’re picking up the tab — about $12 million a year.

02/11/2013

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Websites Offer Ways To Save On Healthcare

Healthcare costs are expected to rise this year on everything from prescription drugs to co-pays. However, there are ways you can save and even get care for free.

01/29/2013

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