Attorney General Josh Shapiro Releases Statement on PA Supreme Court Ruling on UPMC

May 28, 2019 | Topic: Consumers

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro is releasing the statement below following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling.

“Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court took a crucial step towards delivering justice for the people of Western Pennsylvania by agreeing with my Office’s argument and reversing Commonwealth Court’s decision that the end date of UPMC/Highmark’s consent decrees could not be modified as a matter of law.

As directed by the Supreme Court, my Office will now make our case in Commonwealth Court on an expedited basis that modification of the end date is not just permitted—but necessary to ensure UPMC fulfills its role as a public charity and isn’t able to shun the very taxpayers whose tax dollars built their business.”

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