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Pittsburgh remains a healthcare hotbed. Highmark and UPMC have been litigating for some time, amid a contract set to end in 2014, and now a series of advertising campaigns has brought the governor into the debate.
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Pittsburgh remains a healthcare hotbed. Highmark and UPMC have been litigating for some time, amid a contract set to end in 2014, and now a series of advertising campaigns has brought the governor into the debate.

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Many potential insurance exchange customers do not know the option exists.

Many potential insurance exchange customers do not know the option exists.

An estimated 35.8 million U.S. adults with hypertension have uncontrolled blood pressure levels, even though the vast majority have regular access to healthcare and insurance coverage, the CDC reported Tuesday.

An estimated 35.8 million U.S. adults with hypertension have uncontrolled blood pressure levels, even though the vast majority have regular access to healthcare and insurance coverage, the CDC reported Tuesday.

Hospitals are under intense pressure from public and private insurers, as well as employers, to accept flat-rate payments for care, rather than reimbursements for every service.

Hospitals are under intense pressure from public and private insurers, as well as employers, to accept flat-rate payments for care, rather than reimbursements for every service.

State data showed that NYC residents could cost NYC residents more than $100,000 a year, according to the Daily News.

State data showed that NYC residents could cost NYC residents more than $100,000 a year, according to the Daily News.

 The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that in 2015 the country will have 62,900 fewer doctors than needed. And that number will more than double by 2025.

 The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that in 2015 the country will have 62,900 fewer doctors than needed. And that number will more than double by 2025.

Forbes reports on drug rebates: the free market is alive and well when it comes to drug prices – if you’re an insurance company or a government program. But not if you’re a consumer.

Forbes reports on drug rebates: the free market is alive and well when it comes to drug prices – if you’re an insurance company or a government program. But not if you’re a consumer.

Health Insurers are increasingly positioning themselves as a health solutions or health services company that engages customers to a greater extent in their health and well-being.
Knowledge Source’s Health Insurers Market Overview 2012 profiles more than 20 of the leading health insurers and identifies the strategies and activities they are taking to succeed in the evolving market.

Health Insurers are increasingly positioning themselves as a health solutions or health services company that engages customers to a greater extent in their health and well-being.

Knowledge Source’s Health Insurers Market Overview 2012 profiles more than 20 of the leading health insurers and identifies the strategies and activities they are taking to succeed in the evolving market.

One percent of patients account for more than 25 percent of health care spending among the privately insured, according to a new study. Their medical bills average nearly $100,000 a year for multiple hospital stays, doctors’ visits, trips to emergency rooms and prescription drugs.

One percent of patients account for more than 25 percent of health care spending among the privately insured, according to a new study. Their medical bills average nearly $100,000 a year for multiple hospital stays, doctors’ visits, trips to emergency rooms and prescription drugs.

What were they complaining about? Insurance companies spent millions of dollars trying to defeat the U.S. health-care overhaul, saying it would raise costs and disrupt coverage. Instead, profit margins at the companies widened to levels not seen since before the recession, a Bloomberg Government study shows.

What were they complaining about? Insurance companies spent millions of dollars trying to defeat the U.S. health-care overhaul, saying it would raise costs and disrupt coverage. Instead, profit margins at the companies widened to levels not seen since before the recession, a Bloomberg Government study shows.