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PG Editorial on proposed legislation by Repr. Frankel regarding UPMC/Highmark

September 27, 2011   Comments Off

This Sunday’s edition of the Post-Gazette featured the following editorial highlighting proposed legislation by Repr. Dan Frankel in regard to the UPMC/Highmark battlefront. Worth a read and even more worth supporting: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11268/1177081-192.stm

UPMC and Highmark: The Buyout, the Battle, the Bullying

August 30, 2011   Comments Off

Last week, the House Insurance Committee held a public hearing on the dispute between UPMC and Highmark. Unless both entities agree to sit at the table together, 4.8 million people in Southwest and Central PA could lose access to providers and critical health services.

Read more below:

Profits Over Patients: The Highmark-UPMC War is Uncharitable

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11240/1170181-192.stm

Our Medical Giants Need to Feel Our Sting

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11205/1162267-149-0.stm

Mark your calendars for these two important events:

Senate Banking and Insurance Committee Hearing

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm

University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Lower Lounge (4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh)

Town Hall Meeting hosted by Senator Jim Ferlo

Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall Ballroom (4141 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh)

Pa. beats other states in high-risk health insurance push

July 28, 2011   Comments Off

A critical provision of the Affordable Care Act mandated that states create insurance plans for individuals with pre-existing conditions, many of whom are unable to access coverage in the private market.

The Post-Gazette published an article today about PA Fair Care, read more below:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11209/1163426-28-0.stm

The importance of independent living and attendent care in the news!

July 26, 2011   Comments Off

Here are links to two articles that appeared in last weekend’s Post Gazette about the importance of and difficulty of obtaining home and community based care services.  These articles can really be used for us to build a more concrete demand for necessary services for people who need them and not a reliance on institutionalization.

Enjoy!

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11206/1162391-114-0.stm?cmpid=news.xml

and

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11206/1162815-454-0.stm

Senator Costa Op-Ed

May 24, 2011   Comments Off

Senator Jay Costa had a strong op-ed on using the Tobacco Settlement Money for its intended purpose: to fund health related matters.  The link is posted below. Upon reading, follow-up by calling Senator Costa and thanking him for his leadership.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11143/1148472-109.stm

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