This summer, a major medical insurance company and a largehealthcare provider in western Pennsylvania have been in the midst of tense contract negotiations. If negotiations fail, many patients in western Pennsylvania may lack the access to healthcare that they had previously relied upon. Earlier in the summer, our blog had highlighted the larger points of this dispute and recently, PA congressmen have stepped in to add their perspective and opinion on the matter. Both State and House members have offered to meet with both parties to discuss options and reach a favorable solution for both parties. Highmark and UPMC have both agreed to meet with the lawmakers.