HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.
Media contact: Christine Cronkright or Kirsten Page, 717-783-1116
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor