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Congressman Kingston visits Barnes Healthcare Services

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Some small businesses worry the new healthcare law will prevent them from being competitive.

Congressman Kingston says independent suppliers like Barnes Healthcare Services in Valdosta keep the national companies in check.

Barnes Healthcare voiced their concerns about competitive bidding to the Congressman Monday and also asked him to support legislation that would repeal the medicare acquisition program for durable medical equipment.

"What were worried about along with Barnes is that the medicare rules are tilting the playing field so that smaller regional companies can't compete," said Kingston.

The congressman says the system needs to be fair for all.


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