Rogers talks healthcare in Knox Co.

BARBOURVILLE, Ky (WYMT) - Congressman Hal Rogers made a stop in Knox County Tuesday afternoon to address the chamber of commerce.

Rogers talked about strides made in the drug problem in eastern Kentucky, as well as other issues like healthcare and the declining coal industry.

There was also a question and answer session with community leaders.

The main point raised was about the cost of implementing the affordable care act.

"I think that's holding back the economy. Businesses are waiting to see what impact 'Obamacare' is going to have on their bottom line, and it's going to be severe," said Congressman Rogers.

Rogers says he likes to use these events to hear the concerns of the people he represents.

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