Monday, December 10, 2012
The three-year contract includes a pay increase in 2013-14 and 2014-15.
The Upper St. Clair School District and the union representing about 180 employees have agreed on a three-year collective bargaining agreement. The school board voted 8-0 on Monday night to approve the contract. The Upper St. Clair Special Service Federation represents custodians, maintenance workers, mechanics, secretaries, aides and nutrition center employees. The union members voted to approve the agreement on Saturday, Dec. 8. Details of the contract include a wage freeze in the 2012-13 school year and increases in 2013-14 and 2014-15 of 20 cents per hour for all members except teacher aides who will receive increases of $.25 per hour in each of the two years. This represents an average annual wage increase of about 1 percent in years …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Bethany Narey owns HE@T, which provides thermal imaging services able to detect disease seven to eight years before other diagnostic tools.
An area native has returned to Pittsburgh to run her own business in the area of women’s wellness. HE@T, located in Bethel Park near South Hills Village, has been up and running since April and is spiking to success in an age where healthy living is hot. Bethany Narey, a 2006 Peters Township High School graduate, operates the health-enhancing thermography company that has serious potential to save lives. HE@T offers thermal imaging services on a self-referral and physician-referral basis, and provides the opportunity for early detection of dysfunction in any area of the body. Narey graduated in 2010 from Ohio University with a degree in international business and marketing, and she relocated to Cincinnati to work as an engineering …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court announced Thursday morning that the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare, mandating every American to purchase health insurance is constitutional. How do you feel about the decision? Vote in our poll or share your thoughts in
The Supreme Court announced Thursday morning that the Affordable Care Act mandating every American to purchase health insurance is constitutional and should stand. The court decided that the government is permitted to penalize individuals who refuse to purchase health insurance, according to NBC News. The Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can levy a "tax" on individuals who do not buy into the system, according to NBC News. The individual health care mandate is the key provision in Obamacare, and some legal experts thought that it could be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Had it been stripped from the law, many other provisions—such as covering people with pre-existing conditions and not capping insurance coverage…
Friday, August 19, 2011
It could be easier for people with pre-existing conditions to get insurance with PA Fair Care.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Advocacy organization Keystone Progress held a virtual press conference Thursday with healthcare advocates, people with pre-existing conditions and beneficiaries of Pennsylvania Fair Care to highlight the Pre-Existing Condition Plan under the Affordable Care Act. Pennsylvania Fair Care is a state funded insurance program administered by Highmark. It provides a health coverage option for Pennsylvanians who do not have health coverage due to a pre-existing condition. To qualify, a person has to have been without coverage for at least six months, and have a pre-existing condition. The Affordable Care Act mandates that coverage needs to be made available to all eligible participants regardless of pre-existing conditions, and that the insurer …