Legislature needs ‘guts to stand up to’ rivals UPMC, Highmark

Dan Frankel, issued a statement Wednesday afternoon similarly critical of UPMC’s newly announced prepay rule for out-of-network patients with Highmark Medicare Advantage plans.

“Scaring seniors into thinking they can’t get medical care unless they get on board with what a ‘health care system’ wants doesn’t convince me that this conflict is about health, or caring at all,” said Frankel, D-Squirrel Hill. “This looks like the actions of revenue-generating businesses, not community assets. If it weren’t so heartbreaking, it would be offensive.”