House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on Community Blue and health care access Monday in Pittsburgh
HARRISBURG, April 25 – The House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing to examine why Community Blue customers are losing access to health care providers from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 29 in the Allegheny County Council Gold Room, 436 Grant St., Pittsburgh.
State Reps. Dan Frankel, Democratic Caucus chairman, and Tony DeLuca, Democratic chairman of the House Insurance Committee, both D-Allegheny, requested the hearing and will serve as its co-chairmen. The hearing will focus on specific contractual issues between Highmark and UPMC that have resulted in the denial of patient access to care, despite the patients' willingness to pay out-of-pocket for services rendered. UPMC has been invited to testify.
The current hearing agenda is:
The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited.