monopolies

UPMC Gives Pittsburgh the One-Finger Salute–Twice

UPMC Gives Pittsburgh the One-Finger Salute–Twice

UPMC, the largest member of Pittsburgh’s health care oligopoly, whose fees are well above the national average, was in the news twice last week. The City of Pittsburgh is suing UPMC, which claims to be a non-profit, to strip it of its tax-exempt status. In a court hearing last week, UPMC claimed it does not owe any payroll […]

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New Mike Stout Video on Braddock’s Need for a New Community Hospital

New Mike Stout Video on Braddock’s Need for a New Community Hospital

I received this new video that was put together by Tony Buba of Braddock Films on the need for a new community hospital in Braddock, PA.  Mike Stout who sings the tribute to Braddock Hospital will also be performing on October 7 at the Frick Fine Arts Center at 7:30 with the Human Union Band.  […]

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Unbelievable Promises Monopolized Care—UPMC

Unbelievable Promises Monopolized Care—UPMC

It took UPMC only three months to close a community based hospital that had been in operation for over 100 years.  In 1996, when UPMC purchased Braddock Hospital, did the residents of Braddock have any idea of the demise that would follow? Braddock, a struggling post steel mill community composed of elderly, low income, and […]

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Gekkonomics

Gekkonomics

You won’t be surprised to learn that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) out-of-network fees are way above the national average. According to data compiled by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, UPMC charges more than many of the nation’s most highly regarded hospitals, such as the Cleveland Clinic, and twice as much […]

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