PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – The landmark deal in June that cemented the partnership between Highmark Inc. and the West Penn Allegheny Health System has caused no shortage of bad blood between Highmark, western Pennsylvania’s largest health insurance provider, and WPAH’s chief rival, UPMC.

UPMC and Highmark walked away from negotiations in the wake of the Highmark-WPAHS announcement, but the Pennsylvania State Legislature is trying to bring the two health care giants back to the table.

State Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) tells NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Larry Richert and John Shumway what Harrisburg is doing to ease tensions between the companies, and discusses what would happen if UPMC and Highmark were to remain in their current stalemate.

Listen to Larry and John on the KDKA Morning News every weekday from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!

Watch & Listen LIVE