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Griffith pays a visit to Martin’s Pharmacy, discusses Obamacare

photo 1By CALVIN PYNN

calvin@southwesttimes.com

 

United States Congressman Morgan Griffith made a stop in downtown Pulaski yesterday afternoon to visit Martin’s Pharmacy.

Griffith, who represents Virginia’s Ninth District, which includes Pulaski, came by to tour the independently run pharmacy and talk about parts of the Affordable Care Act, specifically insurance rates, and the bill on pharmacies.

“I don’t want to mislead you, I think it’s gonna be a tough sell in the committee,” Griffith said to Martin’s Pharmacy proprietor Eddie Hale. “But I thought it was important that somebody stand up for rural interests.”

Griffith explained that he was talking about Medicare part D, in which companies will come into pharmacies to do a contract with a preferred provider.

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