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Governor Corbett Issues Statement Regarding Highmark and West Penn Allegheny Health System Affiliation

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Date:
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Governor Tom Corbett today released the following statement
regarding the Highmark and West Penn Allegheny Health System affiliation
agreement:

"The goals for the commonwealth are to improve healthcare access, quality and
affordability.

"Today's decision is an important step toward making these goals a reality in
western Pennsylvania.

"This affiliation also protects thousands of jobs of hardworking people who provide
critical care in our local communities.

"Safeguards have been put in place to protect the community and consumers.

"Highmark will be accountable for policyholder savings and maintaining
competition, and has made a long-term commitment to charitable endeavors within
the community."

The order and the complete public record can be viewed at www.insurance.pa.gov
by clicking on the Highmark, West Penn icon.


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