My name is Al Turner. I drove a shuttle bus at UPMC for two and a half years, making sure that everyone in the hospital got to work safely and on time. I loved my job, but UPMC fired me for coming together with my coworkers to form a union so we could improve jobs […]Read more >
Strong and healthy communities begin with good jobs and a union so that workers can support their families and join the middle class. WHAT: Good Jobs and a Union at UPMC! WHEN: Wednesday, July 30, 4:30 pm WHERE: Mellon Square, Downtown With 62,000 employees, $1.3 billion in profits in the last three years, $4 billion […]Read more >
Dear Governor Corbett and Attorney General Kane: I’m writing to ask you to stand up for Pittsburghers who are losing access to affordable healthcare as UPMC denies more and more patients care at our community hospitals. I don’t know much about the “deal” mentioned in today’s news, but I do know that patients like me […]Read more >
On Monday June 23rd patients and caregivers went to the UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Board of Directors meeting to demand in-network affordable access to all of UPMC’s doctors and hosptials regardless of the color of their insurance card. The following letter was submitted to the UPMC Board of directors: To The Board of Directors Presbyterian-Shadyside Hospital […]Read more >
In 2009, my midwife found a cancerous nodule on my thyroid. In the years that followed, my UPMC endocrinologist carefully managed my follow-up and saw me through intensive treatment during my first pregnancy. Then out of the blue, last October, my endocrinologist told me I’d have to find a new doctor. His office no longer […]Read more >
On Wednesday, Common Pleas Court Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr. threw out the City of Pittsburgh lawsuit that had sought to impose the payroll tax on the $10 billion enterprise. But it’s way too early for UPMC to be popping the bubbly.
Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge R. Stanton Wettick’s ruling is very clear that this has nothing to do with UPMC’s charity status, and our community feels strongly that based on the organization’s actions, the health care giant is not a charity.
It is frightening that UPMC continues blocking those insured by Highmark from UPMC facilities and doctors. How can UPMC discriminate against Highmark and those it insures while enjoying nonprofit status in the same health-care field?
No family should have to go through this, and yet this disruption of care is what potentially hundreds of thousands of patients face come 2015. It’s unconscionable what UPMC is doing, but it is also unconscionable that Gov. Tom Corbett has let this battle drag on, with more and more patients as collateral damage.