CARES Act of 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act: signed into law on 3/27/2020, contains a number of health-related provisions focused on the coronavirus outbreak in the US. The Kaiser Family Foundation has released an issue summary that we think you will find helpful!
If you've lost your employer-sponsored health coverage recently
You are likely eligible for affordable health coverage through the Medicaid expansion or the health insurance marketplace.
Statement on Federal Appeals Court Ruling
WVAHC and West Virginias Together for Medicaid’s Statement on Federal Court Ruling Striking Down Only the ACA Individual Mandate; For now the rest of the Affordable Care Act Stands
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West Virginia COVID-19 Resource Information
WVAHC and West Virginians Together for Medicaid (WVTFM) will be posting basic resource information to help keep you and your community safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
West Virginians for Affordable Health Care
Fighting for better care, smarter spending, & healthier West Virginians!
West Virginia Medicaid Coalition
Medicaid is WV biggest health care program providing for health and long-term care for more than 600,000 or one in three West Virginians.Learn more »
Know Your Options
More health care is not always better health care. Learn why.Learn more »
Get Enrolled. Get coverage.
WVAHC can help you find the affordable health care you need for you and your family.Learn more »
Moving Bright Ideas Forward
Kids have unique, developmental health care needs. West Virginia’s kids face serious systemic cultural barriers that can keep them from developing to their full potential.Learn more »
Bridging Health Care, Schools and Communities
A partnership to see every WV child enrolled in insurance coverage, linked to a provider and receiving coordinate and continuous health and social services.Learn more »
Statements and Releases
Latest statements and releases from WVAHCLearn more »
In the News
For West Virginia’s Hospitals, The Financial Crisis Came First
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads in rural America, two West Virginia communities are dealing with the loss of their local hospitals.By Mason Adams 04/13/2020 11:49 am ET Updated Apr 13, 2020
Photography by Roger May
As the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout March, two communities in West Virginia — a state whose health outcomes rank among the worst in the nation — grappled with the news that they were about to lose their hospitals.Read More »
W.Va. Senate Passes Bill To Cap Insulin Copays At $100 Monthly
By EMILY ALLEN• MAR 6, 2020
- Sen. Mike Romano, D-Harrison, briefly spoke in support of the amended House Bill 4543 before it passed the Senate on, March 6, 2020.WILL PRICE / WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
A bill to cap insulin copays passed the West Virginia Senate Friday afternoon.
House Bill 4543 would cap the copay on insulin, medication to help the body process sugar, at $100 per month.
In February, the House of Delegates passed a bill that set the copay cap at $25. An amendment from the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee Tuesday increased the cap. The bill passed in the Senate 33 to 1.Read More »
The Youngest Children Are Falling Out of Health Insurance
February 19, 2020
By: Michael Ollove
This story was updated Feb. 19 to clarify the significance of the decrease in uninsured young children in Minnesota and to include a comment from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.Read More »
By Michael Ollove of Stateline.org
Posted Feb 22, 2020 at 7:31 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The first years of life play an outsize role in human health. They are foundational to the development of the brain and the cardiovascular, immune and metabolic systems. Early childhood is when medical interventions to correct problems in any of those areas are most likely to succeed.Read More »
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