BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The first town hall meeting hosted by Del. Daryl E. Cowles was met with interest by some local residents on Wednesday.
Cowles, R-Morgan/Hampshire, who was re-elected Nov. 4 to a second term representing the 51st District, will hold eight weekly meetings to meet constituents to discuss issues and ideas before the regular legislative session begins. About 10 people came to the Fairfax Coffee Shop to talk or listen to his major concerns that will be topics of discussion when he returns to Charleston, W.Va.
Cowles said health care is going to be a big issue in the upcoming session in the West Virginia. Legislature.
"Affordability and availability are two different issues," he said, and his concern is the people with incomes of $50,000 or less who cannot afford health care.
However, Cowles said he was not in favor of a federally mandated health-care system for all. "That would be troublesome," he said.