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Posted: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 6:20PM

McConnell Discusses Healthcare At Trigg County Hospital

The Trigg County Hospital Board, doctors, and staff got a chance to express their concerns to Kentucky's senior Senator Tuesday afternoon. Senator Mitch McConnell stopped by the hospital to talk about the Affordable Care Act and its affects on healthcare providers and patients.

Senator McConnell says instead of using an ax on the American healthcare system he would have used a scalpel.


Dr. Shea Godwin says over use of services is a problem she sees on the horizon.

Cardiologist Dr. Rao Velaga asked the Senator to keep the future of healthcare in mind.

Hospital administrator Alisa Coleman says they had the chance to talk with the Senator about how Obamacare would affect them both in the long and in the short term.

Trigg County Hospital was one of two stops in western Kentucky for Senator McConnell Tuesday. After leaving the hospital the Senator traveled to Murray State University to talk about industrial hemp.

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