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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Stokes County Health Clinic

The salary ranges from $56,448 to $84,671. With the policy adjustment made yesterday, the commissioners must approve a salary more than the mid-range.

“If this is what it takes to get the Southwestern Services Center open, to get this position filled and have health care,” Commissioner Stanley Smith said. Health care has been a priority for Smith since he was elected, he said.
I didn't realize the city of King didn't have health care. Let's see, you have J.R. Jones Medical Center, Stokes Medical Center Park, approx. 20 minutes to 2 hospitals and numerous doctors in Winston-Salem, etc, and somehow we have to open a taxpayer-funded health clinic in King because the southwest section of the county don't have health care... Are they serious??? Did Stanley Smith give that comment with a straight face???

1 Comments:

Anonymous J.T. said...

Andy, as commissioner we only had two requests from the general public to reopen the clinic. Those two requests were from people in Forsyth County that traveled to King for services. They commented on how nice it was that there wasn't a long wait. The only people that pushed for the opening was current board members. I regress back to the comment that Ron Carroll made at the GOP Mens Club last year referring to Joe and I: "Those that do not believe in government should not be in government". I know of no one in Stokes County that died of neglect from the county for hunger or health care while I served. This is just part of Stokes/Hillary '08 Health Care Plan, "Line up boys for a free shot."

JT

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 11:08:00 AM  

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