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UPMC’s Testimony Before the Pennsylvania House Committee on Health in Opposition to House Bills 1621 and 1622, Dec. 18, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 18, 2013 – W. Thomas McGough Jr., UPMC’s senior vice president and chief legal officer, and Diane Holder, UPMC executive vice president and CEO of UPMC Health Plan, are joining other organizations, like the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania and the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania, to speak out against bills that propose a guarantee of “affordable access” but are simply an effort to force a contact between UPMC and Highmark.

You can read the complete written testimony given by Mr. McGough and Ms. Holder on Dec. 19, 2013 before the Pennsylvania House Committee on Health in opposition to House Bills 1621 and 1622.

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