UPMC uses Patrice King Brown to tell us the “facts” about Highmark (for which she is well compensated, I’m sure).
But here is an unpaid fact that I can attest to: For years I’ve lived in the Pittsburgh area and for years I’ve had to go to the Cleveland Clinic for some medical treatment.
Highmark has not charged me special tier fees and surcharges as Patrice King Brown says they will.
But that’s not my main point. What kind of health care CEO and board of directors continually strive to leave people out of their health care system rather than be all-inclusive? If Highmark’s fees are too high when UPMC facilities are used, as Ms. Brown says they will be, then Highmark will lose its subscribers over time.
I’m not accepting Patrice King Brown’s and UPMC’s propaganda.
This is a bid for a monopoly, pure and simple, and if the two parties can’t settle it for the good of the people, then the state should step in.