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West Virginians for Affordable Health Care

Fighting for better care, smarter spending, & healthier West Virginians!

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Medicaid

The Bridge to The Middle-Class

More than 165,000 West Virginians have gained coverage since January 2014 because of the Medicaid expansion.

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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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In the News

Protesters Rally Against GOP Health Care Bill at Capitol

13 May 2017 — Charleston Gazette Mail
 By Erin Beck, Staff writer

Sumer Cave’s mother lost the ability to speak before she died.

Her mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer of the mouth and esophagus when Cave was 14.

Cave, 21, spoke about her mother at an event held Friday afternoon in the lower rotunda of the state Capitol to protest the American Health Care Act.

About 30 people gathered in protest of the bill, currently being considered by the U.S. Senate. The American Health Care Act, proposed by Republican leaders, cuts an estimated $880 billion over 10 years from Medicaid, according to the Congressional Budget Office, and would end Medicaid expansion in West Virginia, which has brought health care to about 170,000 West Virginians. It also would eliminate the individual mandate to purchase health insurance, among numerous other controversial provisions. All three members of the U.S. House of Representatives from West Virginia already have voted in favor of the bill.

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ACA rally draws mothers on Medicaid to state capitol

Carrie Hodousek/WVMetroNews.com
Women protesters urge Sen. Capito to vote against the American Health Care Act.
 By in News | May 12, 2017 at 4:07PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, West Virginia mothers and women are urging U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) to reject the American Health Care Act the U.S. House of Representatives passed last week.

The plan, which would replace the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, is currently before the U.S. Senate.

Carrie Hodousek/WVMetroNews.com

Sumer Cave tells her mother’s story during a rally at the state Capitol Friday. Read More »

Renate Pore: House GOP’s health bill bad for just about everyone

Charleston Gazette — 07 May 2017
 

By Renate Pore

Let me count the ways why the GOP health care bill passed by the House on May 4 is bad for Americans and West Virginians and may ultimately be really bad for Republicans.

The entire health care industry and all consumer advocacy organizations are against it. Doctors, hospitals, insurers all believe the bill is bad for their industry. Together, the health care industry makes up almost one-fifth of the American economy. That is some amount of clout.

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West Virginians for Affordable Health Care is a tax-exempt, non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all West Virginians. We’re funded by public donations, membership dues, and grants. We are guided by a 17-member volunteer board.

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