Affordable Health Care in WV
WVAHC connects you to affordable health care solutions, innovative healthy initiatives, and resource directories related to health care.
How the Midterm Elections Could Impact Residents of West Virginia With Preexisting Conditions (2019.9.19)
Town Hall Information (2017)
Republicans’ ACA Replacement Proposals Fall Short of Providing the Protections and Care People Currently Enjoy Under the Affordable Care Act (2017)
Despite public disapproval, congressional Republicans are rushing down a dangerous path that could take health coverage away from 30 million people and raise premiums for millions more.
Principles for Health Care: Building on Progress (2017)
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a solid foundation for a uniquely American health care system that will achieve the goal of a nation where every person has the physical and financial security of affordable, quality health care.
Defending Health Care in 2017: What’s at Stake for West Virginia
Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians stand to lose health coverage. With a new president and Congress, the health care gains made throughout the last six years face their greatest threat yet. Congress has voted more than 60 times to roll back the historic progress that has been made to expand health coverage to millions of people in this country and to improve coverage for those who already had it. These proposed changes will put the health — and lives — of countless West Virginians at risk.
The Affordable Care Act put in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that have improved access, affordability, and quality in health care for Americans. West Virginia is benefitting from the law because it has increased the number of West Virginians who are taking advantage of the expanded access to health care coverage.
Coverage to Care
Acquiring health care coverage is only the first step. The next step is finding a health care provider that will offer preventative care for the long term. Statistics show that preventative health care improves overall health, reduces the likelihood of chronic health problems, and leads to a longer life span. Coverage to Care is a resource specific to West Virginia that helps newly covered individuals find resources for locating and identifying health care professionals and preventative health care providers.
A Healthy West Virginia
There are many initiatives across West Virginia that aim to improve the health of communities. From weekly walking groups to improved school lunch programs to community garden development, Try This West Virginia provides many resources and ideas for achieving a healthy West Virginia.
- Sharon Carte: CHIP needs to be a priority (12/10/2018)