Unintended consequences and Newton’s Third Law

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times While Democrats wept over special election results this week, U.S. Senate Republicans — in secret — put together their version of the health care reform, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which apart from some minor details, appears to be a lot like the house health care plan, the American Health Care Act: it cuts benefits for the poor, could lead to big rate...

Letter: Costello must support universal healthcare

To The Editor, On January 24th 2017, Representative John Conyers of Michigan introduced a bill for health care reform that would automatically cover all Americans with health insurance without cost. H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act would provide free primary, preventative, and emergency care, as well as prescription drug coverage for all Americans. The measure would be paid...

Bill was right: it’s a crazy system (part II of II)

By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times Our current health care “system” is such an undependable patchwork as to be, for many Americans, crazy. For years Democrats have been saying that Obamacare, officially the Affordable Care Act (inspired, incidentally, by Mitt Romney’s program in Massachusetts) is imperfect but a good step forward while Republicans (even some benefiting from it) say...

Bill was right: it’s a crazy system (part I of II)

By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times Bill Clinton was right about health insurance when he controversially said on October 3: “…The people that are getting killed in this deal are small business people and individuals who make just a little too much to get any of these subsidies. Why? Because they’re not organized, they don’t have any bargaining power with insurance companies, and they’re...

Op/Ed: 21st century medical innovation

By Ryan Costello, U.S. Rep., Sixth Congressional District Ryan Costello Creating a new locally developed heart valve, finding a personalized cure to an individual’s battle with arthritis, or even breakthroughs in the mapping of the human genome – these are medical modernizations that American scientists and researchers are developing daily.  We have seen medical advancements accelerate over the...

Brandywine Center gains recognition for healthcare services

Brandywine Health Foundation facility selected as one of the best in the nation By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times The Brandywine Health Foundation’s Brandywine Center in Coatesville was honored by the Robert Wood Health Foundation Commission for its efforts in improving community health. COATESVILLE – The Brandywine Health Foundation’s Brandywine Center earned recognition from the Robert...