I am appalled at UPMC's recent comments and TV advertisements concerning Highmark and West Penn-Allegheny Health System.
Is UPMC familiar with the word "monopoly" (not the game)? We need competition in all businesses! Yes, UPMC is a business.
I would like to see the dollar amount UPMC spends on advertising. Its TV ads state that UPMC will have to close several of its hospitals as a result of Highmark's policies. I wonder if the CEO and other administrators making multi-millions would consider taking a pay cut. That includes the doctors who are department heads.
I have been a patient at West Penn-Allegheny facilities and have had a very positive experience.
I also vote for UPMC to pay property tax!