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Barrow Lauds Dot Foods' Health Clinic
Friday, 21 March 2014

March 21--  Twelfth District Congressman John Barrow is praising the efforts of Dot Foods in Vidalia to take care of its employees.

ImageThe trucking company runs a health clinic at its Vidalia location staffed by a nurse and Physician Assistant Tracie Silvey who briefed him on the clinic.

Congressman Barrow visited the clinic this week and said, "This is an example of healthcare reform that works.  An employer that has a lot of skin in the game as a self-funded insurer investing in the primary care of their employees because it lowers their cost. 

"This is the kind of thing we ought to be encouraging as opposed to mandating folks to go out and buy insurance they can't afford to buy and get fed into the same healthcare system that costs too much and delivers too little."

Congressman Barrow says political gridlock in Washington is preventing any changes to Obamacare.

"It's going to take two groups of people being willing to changes their minds before we can make any progress on fixing this thing.  Folks who voted for it without regard to the harm it was going to do and folks who want to get rid of it without anything to offer in its place.  Neither one of these approaches is going to change the status quo.  Both approaches have to change in order to get anything better that what we've already got," he said.

Congressman Barrow reports government over-reach is a common theme he's hearing from voters in the 12th District.

"Folks are concerned about the extent of over-regulation.  The partisanship in Congress is actually feediing this atmosphere where regulators feel they have full rein to do whatever they want to do.

"We need to reverse the presumption that whatever these regulators are doing is fulfilling the mandate of Congress.  If we made Congress vote on some of these things before they can take effect, it would go a long way toward reining in the regulatory branch of government that's just running off the leash right now in over-regulating so much of our economy.  That's got to change," he said.

Congressman Barrow has no opposition in the May 20th Democratic Primary Election but will face a Republican challenger in November.

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