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Enough! The “nonsense” ads between UPMC and Highmark make people wonder who is in charge. The Dec. 8 Post-Gazette had the following ads at Page A-3 “UPMC Maintains It Has No Employees” and Page A-15 “Where Does Highmark’s Money Go?”

These two powerhouses of insuring health care are reflective of the lack of maturity in resolving issues not unlike our top leaders in government. Wow, are we in trouble or what? Always money and power, right and wrong and good versus bad issues.

Humans still have difficulty in communicating; maybe we were better off in grunting, sniffing and pushing in our primitive state. Our so-called civil state of speaking and writing follows my everyday motto that in regard to our abilities to communicate, or lack thereof, we are living proof that life is a joke. We are so stupid, yet we think we are so smart. Obamacare is another perfect example of miscommunications. We for some reason have a yearning to be led. We need to do better in our selection of leadership in both the private and public sectors.

My deceased father, Wilbur Eugene Flannery, M.D, in the 1980s served for five years as chairman of the Corporation of the Pennsylvania Blue Shield. I wonder what his thoughts would have been regarding the UPMC-Highmark controversy.

HARRY A. FLANNERY
New Castle

 


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