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Senators Offer Bi-Partisan Bill To Give Highmark Customers Access To UPMC

In just nine months, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield subscribers will lose low-cost access to UPMC doctors and facilities.

03/24/2014

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Mayor Meets With UPMC CEO, Talk Pay Increases, Highmark Dispute

It was a meeting set weeks ago, but Wednesday’s discussion between Mayor Bill Peduto and UPMC’s CEO Jeffrey Romoff took on greater significance in the wake of demonstrations that shut down part of Grant Street this week.

03/05/2014

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Ask The Leaders: Fitzgerald And Peduto Talk Pittsburgh

Mayor Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald sit down to discuss the winter weather, ALCOSAN and the possibility of a new administration under Peduto.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/27/2014

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Top Republicans: No Legislative Fix For Highmark-UPMC Dispute

Don’t look to the state legislature to solve the Highmark — UPMC dispute, say the state Senate’s top Republican and chair of its Insurance Committee.

02/25/2014

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2006 Olympic Torch Visits Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto was feeling the spirit of an Olympian today.

01/27/2014

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Allegheny Health Teaming With Johns Hopkins

The Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network plans to announce “a formal affiliation” between the seven-hospital network and the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore.

01/22/2014

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Local Family To Lose Home Care For Son With Severe Batten Disease

Meet 6-year-old Rex. He has a warm smile, but he’s facing huge challenges.

12/16/2013

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Lawmakers Speak Out On UPMC’s Anti-Bill Campaign

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.

12/10/2013

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Workers Assemble Globe Downtown For NYE Countdown

This year marks the 20th anniversary of “First Night” in Pittsburgh.

11/25/2013

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Caring Place Helping Kids Grieve Loss Of Loved Ones

The third Thursday of November is Children’s Grief Awareness Day and it was intentionally established near the holidays. It’s a reminder that not everything is happy and joyous for kids who have lost loved ones.

11/21/2013

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Local Congressmen React To President’s New Effort To Extend Old Health Policies

After telling Americans they could keep their old health plans — only to find some policies cancelled because they failed to meet higher standards — President Obama tried to make amends on Thursday.

11/14/2013

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Doctor: Patients Are ‘Confused’ Over Healthcare

It seems like every week there is a new story about the affordable health care act, a new bill being proposed in Harrisburg, and the fight between UPMC and Highmark.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/14/2013

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Proposed Law Could Force UPMC To Contract With Highmark

You know the commercials by now. The UPMC vs. Highmark ads are reminiscent of political ads. Some ads are ending by urging people to call their legislatures and urge them to vote for a set of bills. What bill are they talking about?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/13/2013

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Easy-To-Access Part Of Obamacare Website Could Be Misleading

While it’s hit or miss whether you can actually sign up for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act website, http://www.healthcare.dot.gov, there is one new feature on the home-page that always opens for you: an option for potential customers to see a plan right now.

10/23/2013

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UPMC, Highmark Reach Tentative Agreement

UPMC and Highmark have reached a tentative agreement.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/23/2013

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