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Letter to the editor: Celebrating UPMC-Highmark deal

The news about UPMC and Highmark reaching a 10-year agreement is historic (“UPMC, Highmark reach 10-year deal for patient coverage,”). The hundreds of people on Highmark have cause to celebrate. It was the grassroots people of Pennsylvania who banded together and wouldn’t give up as they fought and beat the giant.

Although there is a 10-year agreement, it doesn’t mean the fight is over. The time has come to let our legislators know that they need to make new sensible laws to protect our communities. I don’t want my children and grandchildren 10 years from now having to go through what I had to for their health care.

There should never be an organization that monopolizes and holds people hostage with their health care again.

For now, let’s celebrate, we deserve it. Then soon, we will roll up our sleeves and get started again.

Evie Bodick


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