UPMC Leaders Testify Against Pa. House Bills

By: By Paul Wood

Today, UPMC leaders are speaking before the Pennsylvania House Committee on Health to oppose House Bills 1621 and 1622. These bills aim to force providers, like UPMC, into accepting any insurance that wants to contract with the provider.  
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 these 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 by Mr. McGough and Ms. Holder.