Senator Tartaglione

Philadelphia, PA, February 27, 2020 – State Senator Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Federal Trade Commission that it has authorized an action to block the proposed merger of Jefferson Health and Albert Einstein Healthcare Network:

“The merger of Jefferson Health and Einstein Healthcare Network would provide the residents of North Philadelphia and the surrounding region with improved access to high-quality, reliable medical care, so I am extremely disappointed that the FTC has chosen to challenge this definitive agreement. As a safety net hospital within a largely underserved community, Einstein has long been committed to securing the resources needed to deliver essential medical care to families in need. The merger with Jefferson would advance that noble mission and support community health for the foreseeable future.”

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