4 pm: 77°FSunny

6 pm: 73°FSunny

8 pm: 67°FSunny

10 pm: 60°FClear

More Weather

Rahall makes stops in Huntington this week

Nov. 06, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- U.S. Rep Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) visited several locations in Huntington on Tuesday to listen to concerns from voters and meet with members of the community.

Rahall made stops at the Midland Meadows Senior Living community and HeathSouth Rehabilitation Hospital to meet with seniors and their care providers as well as voice his opposition to budget cuts he says would weaken Medicare and undercut access to health services.

"Improving access to health care for all West Virginians requires a robust Medicare program that can support our doctors and hospitals so that they can effectively treat their patients. I am standing pat against proposals that would not only raise costs and undermine coverage for seniors, but also cut payments to our physicians and health care facilities that rely on equitable reimbursements to keep their doors open," Rahall said.

In a visit to Huntington's Southern States Cooperative, he encouraged support of the outlet and discussed plans by the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to assist the business in meeting changing market conditions.

"Pairing SBDC's technical financial expertise with Southern States' substantial agricultural expertise is the type of teamwork needed to re-energize our economy these days," Rahall said.

The congressman also was the guest of honor at the regular meeting of the Cabell County Democratic Executive Committee on Tuesday evening at the Cabell County Courthouse.



The Herald-Dispatch welcomes your comments on this article, but please be civil. Avoid profanity, obscenity, personal attacks, accusations of criminal activity, name-calling or insults to the other posters. Herald-dispatch.com does not control or monitor comments as they are posted, but if you find a comment offensive or uncivil, hover your mouse over the comment and click the X that appears in the upper right of the comment. If you do not want your comment to post to your personal Facebook page, uncheck the box below the comment.