HARRISBURG – Rep. Justin Walsh (R-Westmoreland) today issued the following statement in response a new 10-year agreement between Highmark and UPMC:
“I’m pleased to see that Highmark and UPMC have come to an agreement that will allow patients access to the health care providers of their choice. For far too long, the residents of western Pennsylvania have been in limbo about their health care options starting on July 1. I’m hopeful this new deal will end the bitterness between both parties and that 10 years from now we are not back to where we were earlier this month.”
The 58th Legislative District in Westmoreland County includes Jeannette and Monessen cities, as well as East Huntingdon (part), Hempfield (part), Rostraver, Sewickley and South Huntingdon townships. Also, the district encompasses the boroughs of Adamsburg, Arona, Madison, Mount Pleasant, North Belle Vernon, Penn, Smithton, Sutersville and West Newton.
Representative Justin Walsh
58th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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