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Highmark's 'Community Blue' patients rejected by UPMC

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 6, 2013

Community Blue is a low-cost "select-network" plan, which means it doesn't include most UPMC doctors and facilities in its directory of preferred, "in-network" physicians. And as the Bloomfield couple—and hundreds more—are now finding out, UPMC is scrubbing Community Blue subscribers from its rosters of active patients as UPMC and Highmark fight for local health care supremacy. The Community Blue insurance plan launched Jan. 1, and those who joined on day one were given two months by UPMC to find new doctors. On Saturday, they were cut loose.