Op from the Ed: GOP, Insurance industry causing move toward single-payer

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Do no harm. That is the first precept of modern medical care. This doesn’t mean standing there while someone is bleeding out, of course, which is the current state of American health care. I was happy to give Guy Ciarrocchi, the president of the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry, his say last week about not expanding government’s role in health...

Letter: Health coverage a necessity for all

To the Editor: In his first day of office, President Trump has already begun to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. As a citizen, a resident of southern Chester County, and a leader of a non-profit providing health care to the underserved, I must speak out on the critical role that having health insurance plays in the success of individuals, families, and communities.  I’d like to first speak...

Business before pleasure

New bill limits insurance companies ability to take back benefits By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times When trying to decide what to name this month’s column I was stumped for awhile. Yet it seems that we are going to spend a small time talking about the current state of healthcare legislation and then laughing at the lastest fad. The truth is that what I am going to share...

Potholes are as inevitable as death and taxes

If you damage your car in one, your options are limited By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times If you’re one of the many folks who’ve hit pot holes and seen damage to your car in recent weeks, I feel your pain — literally. Both my wife and I have suffered pot hole damage this year — although mine was much more serious and is climbing past $3,000 in costs without being fully resolved. While driving...

Small business owners: think about your personal bottom line

Don’t forget to keep an eye on your needs, not just the business By Bronwyn L. Martin, Columnist, The Times If you’re a small business owner, you probably devote most of your time to making your business successful and functioning well each day. You focus on the obligations you have to customers and employees, and you surely put considerable energy into maintaining a healthy bottom line. All...

A new year, make a new plan for dental health

Knowing how your insurance works can save you money and keep your family healthier By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, UnionvilleTimes.com January is the month of renewal, time to start over, make some healthy changes or break some old habits.  It is also a new year for most dental insurance plans. There is no perfect dental insurance plan, some plans will work better for you and your...

Lightning, Ben found out the hard way

You’d be shocked how much damage lightning can cause By John D’Annunzio, Columnist, UnionvilleTimes.com This article is about lightning strikes to buildings and lightning rod systems. To understand the way a lightning rod works, however, we should first take a look at how lightning develops. It all starts when a cold and warm air mass clash together causing a thunderstorm. There is...