• 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Upcoming Events

    Please mark your calendars! We hope you can plan to attend our upcoming events!

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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.

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West Virginians for Affordable Health Care

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West Virginia Medicaid Coalition

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.

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Choosing Wisely

Know Your Options

More health care is not always better health care. Learn why.

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Affordable Care Act

Get Enrolled. Get coverage.

WVAHC can help you find the affordable health care you need for you and your family.

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The West Virginia Children's Health Partnership

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.

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Children's Health Collaborative Project

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.

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Statements and Releases

Statements and Releases

Latest statements and releases from WVAHC

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In the News

West Virginia Doctors call on State AG Patrick Morrisey to stop attacking Health Act

WOAY News
By Tyler Barker

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – A group of doctors from across West Virginia are asking state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to withdraw the state’s support for the federal lawsuit seeking to throw out the Affordable Care Act which has extended and protected health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of West Virginians.

In a letter (included below) sent to Morrisey on September 14, more than 30 WV physicians say this lawsuit, if successful, would “do irreparable harm to the health care coverage of 200,000 West Virginians and to our state’s economy.”

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WV leaders seek more support in COVID-19 bill for struggling West Virginians

August 6, 2020

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. Bloomberg file
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.
Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg file photo

Federal lawmakers could vote on a COVID-19 economic relief package as early as Wednesday, but West Virginia lawmakers and advocates for the poor and unemployed are concerned the bill still might be too little too late for people in the Mountain State.

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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.

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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.  

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