Comitta looks to be in good shape on 156th recount

Will there be a local price for GOP overreach? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times So much for putting the feet up and enjoying the holiday season before wading back into this column in 2017 — so consider it a pre-holiday gift (or curse) — as news makes a surprise return needed. While the last provisional ballots have to be counted, it appears that Carolyn Comitta has pulled off a narrow win in...

Pa. to receive nearly $2 million in drug settlement

Company accused of false Medicaid claims for Xenaderm, which lacked FDA approval State Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced a settlement Monday with a company accused of filing false claims to Medicaid for an unapproved drug. Pennsylvania reached a multi-million-dollar settlement with Healthpoint Ltd and DFB Pharmaceuticals to resolve allegations that Healthpoint caused false claims to be submitted...

Will new homeowner tax effect you when you sell your home?

By Jill Goldman, Special to The Times The “homeowner’s tax” that Congress created to help pay for the Obama Healthcare Law is theoretically a scary proposition, since it applies to the proceeds of real estate sales including primary residences.  In actuality, however, few homeowners will be affected since only a relatively few sales will generate enough proceeds to high enough wage earners to...

2nd meeting set on Pocopson Home’s fate

Public invited to provide input Monday at Downingtown East High  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Special to UnionvilleTimes.com As Chester County continues to explore options on the operation of the Pocopson Home, the county Board of Commissioners plan a second public hearing on the facility's future, May 14. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County commissioners have scheduled the second in a series of public...

Pitts chairs hearing on Medicare oversight

U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts (R-16). WASHINGTON, D. C. – Today, Rep. Joe Pitts (PA-16) chaired a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee investigating the new Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board. Last year’s Affordable Care Act created the IPAB in order to control Medicare spending. The IPAB is a 15-member board of health care experts that are directed by the law to restrain...