Senate Banking & Insurance Committee Chair Scavello Comments on UPMC-Highmark Agreement

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Senate Banking and Insurance Committee Chair Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) today released the following comment on UPMC and Highmark:

“I am extremely pleased to learn that UPMC and Highmark have agreed to enter a ten-year contract that will extend access to UPMC facilities for Highmark-insured patients. Importantly, the agreement means there will not be a disruption in care for consumers.

“As Chair of the Senate standing committee with oversight of the insurance industry, I appreciate the market and legal complexities that complicated this situation, and I commend all parties for working out a long-term agreement that benefits patients and consumers.”

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