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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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UPMC Cancels Highmark’s Medical Advantage Low-Cost Access For Seniors

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is threatening to terminate its Medicare contract with rival Highmark, which could cause about 180,000 seniors in western Pennsylvania to lose in-network access to UPMC hospitals and doctors next year.

04/09/2015

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Ex-Hospice Executive Indicted In Multimillion-Dollar Fraud Case

The former head of a Pittsburgh-area hospice has been indicted on charges she used patients who weren’t terminally ill to collect millions of dollars in false Medicare and Medicaid billings.

02/27/2015

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Man Forced To Not Shower For 6 Months Due To Health Insurance Red Tape

A local man who is quadriplegic can’t use his bathroom because of health insurance red tape — and he’s not alone.

02/09/2015

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Highmark-UPMC Relationship Ends With Exceptions

Jan. 1 starts a new relationship between Highmark’s insurance customers and UPMC, and it’s sometimes hard to sort out what it all means.

12/31/2014

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Get Marty: Many Seniors Struggling Without Stair Lifts

Betty McCullough’s struggle is hard to watch. Every step on every stair is an excruciating journey through different levels of pain.

09/12/2014

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Get Marty: Disabled Veteran Gets Much Needed Medical Supplies

Getting up and down stairs was Roger Madden’s greatest challenge every day.

05/01/2014

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Get Marty: Father, Son Team Move In To Help Disabled Veteran

It’s a task we all take for granted, getting up and down stairs. But for Roger Madden it presents quite the challenge.

04/30/2014

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Government Halts Benefits For Butler Co. Woman Paralyzed In Accident

If you met Casey Galbreath you would assume she’s handicapped. But under the circumstances we had to ask.

02/18/2014

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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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Local Doctor Sues After Electronic Billing Co. Loses Data

Dr. Bhola Roy is a board certified internist.

11/12/2013

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Health Insurance For Uninsured Kicks Off On Tuesday

Tuesday, Oct. 1, is the first day uninsured Americans can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, often known as Obamacare.

09/30/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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Seniors & The ACA

In 1965, health care coverage for seniors in America changed dramatically with the passage of Medicare, and largely remained unchanged until 2010, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. […]

06/17/2013

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Author Discusses Income Inequality In America

John Rasmus hold a doctorate in political economy and is the author of “The War At Home” and he joined Chris Moore to talk about America’s financial issues.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/15/2013

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