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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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Nearby Hospital Changes Policy To Curtail Flu

Ruby Memorial Hospital and WVU Children’s Hospital have new rules for visitors to help curtail the spread of the flu.

01/20/2013

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Opinion: Akin’s Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP Platform

The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.

08/21/2012

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Highmark’s New CEO Starts Job In Pittsburgh, Wants Better Relations With UPMC

On his fourth day in Pittsburgh, Highmark’s new CEO – Dr. Bill Winkenwerder – toured the Caring Place, a facility for children who have lost a parent, after sitting down with KDKA Money Editor Jon Delano in his first TV interview as CEO.

07/20/2012

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