An editorial published in the Post-Gazette called out UPMC for what it really is, a bully. The Post-Gazette hit the nail on the head with its editorial, calling out UPMC for suing the city, while claiming it is a purely public charity. It also noted that the $10 billion dollar hospital systems corporate goal of creating a local monopoly on health care is just one more reason why UPMC is not acting like a purely public charity:
“Many people praise their UPMC doctors and thank their UPMC nurses, but UPMC’s corporate strategy to reject Highmark insurance customers after 2014 and drive out the West Penn Allegheny Health System — the thin line of defense against a UPMC monopoly — is uncharitable behavior to the max.”
UPMC seems to be afraid of the HUP test – going to great lengths to keep from paying their fair share. Suing the taxpayers of Pittsburgh is just one more example that UPMC is not a charity.