Davis lauds AG’s decision to take legal action against UPMC

CLAIRTON, Feb. 7 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, today released the following statement applauding Attorney General Josh Shapiro for calling upon UPMC and Highmark to end their dispute and get back to doing what they do best – putting the health and well-being of Pennsylvanians first:

“The dispute between UPMC and Highmark has gone on for quite some time, publicly and privately. Despite continued efforts to rectify this problem, a solution has yet to be found, which has led the Attorney General’s Office to take legal action.

“While it’s unfortunate that this dispute has spiraled so far out of control that the Attorney General’s Office had to step in, it’s also reassuring to know that the office’s motive is geared toward ensuring all residents – regardless of their insurance provider – will have access to quality health care services.

“The public’s health has and always will be of utmost importance to my office, which is why I find it necessary to speak out regarding this matter and applaud state Attorney General Josh Shapiro for staying true to the commonwealth’s core values and putting the health and well-being of Pennsylvania’s residents first and above all else.

“It’s my hope that both UPMC and Highmark can come to terms in the near future and get back to providing high-quality health care and medical treatment to those who need it.”