AG Josh Shapiro Announces Legal Action Against UPMC for Violating PA’s Charities Laws

Petition to modify Consent Decrees aims to restore fairness and promote the public interest in western Pennsylvania’s healthcare system


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 7, 2019
CONTACT: Joe Grace: 717-574-9095,

PITTSBURGH — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today filed a petition in Commonwealth Court to modify the consent decrees governing the relationship between UPMC and Highmark, two of the largest health care providers and insurers in the western Pennsylvania market.  The petition requests that the Court impose modifications to protect and promote the public interest by ensuring that UPMC abides by its charitable obligations to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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