I look forward to the Town Hall meeting tomorrow and hope that you can join me, UPMC and Highmark officials, and what I expect will be over 300 citizens and stakeholders. Meeting agenda posted below:
UPMC and Highmark: Purely Public Charities?
TOWN HALL MEETING
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall Ballroom
4141 Fifth Avenue
Thursday, September 8, 2011
7:00 p.m. Opening comments by Senator Jim Ferlo (PA-38)
7:10 p.m. Daniel O’Malley, Highmark
Market President for Regional Markets and Provider Contracting
7:20 p.m. W. Thomas McGough, UPMC
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
7:30 p.m. Public comments and questions (3 minutes per speaker)
8:50 p.m. Closing comments by Senator Ferlo and adjourn
Special thanks to goes out the the organizations and stakeholder that have been organizing and educating the community about this issue (Community Collaborative Stakeholders, SEIU Healthcare PA, Consumer Health Coalition, Pennsylvania Health Access Network, the Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Single Payer Heathcare - HR 676, Healthcare for All PA, and many more). A number of them will be tabling at the Town Hall. Try to arrive early and visit their educational displays.