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Sen. Brewster Applauds Highmark- WPAHS Merger
On April 29, 2013
Harrisburg, April 29, 2013 –Following the state Insurance Department’s approval today of Highmark’s proposed merger with the West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS), state Sen. Jim Brewster released the following statement:
“After a long and extensive process, I am pleased that the state Insurance Department has approved this merger. It will mean better delivery of health-care services, reduced costs to consumers, greater job and economic development opportunities and a robust level of competition throughout the region.
“This merger can only enhance the already world renowned reputation of Western Pennsylvania’s health-care institutions. I applaud the state Insurance Department’s ability to forge a compromise in this difficult and complex matter.
“I will continue to monitor this process to ensure that all consumers and employees in our region benefit as a result of the approved merger.”