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Kelli Caseman, Candace Hamilton: Just do it, Congress. Pass CHIP

Charleston Gazette
November 23, 2017
Kelli Caseman

Here we are, close to the two-month mark since the authorization for the Children’s Health Insurance Program expired. We’re surprised and ashamed that Congress has let it come to this.

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West Virginians for Affordable Care Statement on Senate Attempt to Repeal Individual Mandate

West Virginians for Affordable Care Statement on Senate Attempt to Repeal Individual Mandate

From Executive Director Chantal Fields

2017.11.15

CHARLESTON, WV – “News from the U.S. Senate should have every West Virginian concerned about the future of their health care. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has previously reports this provision would cost 13 million people their health care with 4 million people losing employer-sponsored health care. Repealing the individual mandate will leave thousands of West Virginians without health care, raise the health care costs of all people and destabilize the already volatile health insurance market. West Virginians can not afford increased premiums or fewer health care choices.”

Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act Marketplace begins Wednesday

 

October 30, 2017

 CLARKSBURG — After a contentious year among politicians about the Affordable Care Act’s future, open enrollment for Marketplace health insurance plans begins Wednesday and ends Dec. 15 with increased premiums.

Many challenges, but hope for state’s foster care system

Simon F. Haeder

Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting a roundtable that was part of a series of four hosted by West Virginians for Affordable Health Care and was co-hosted by the West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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West Virginia policy experts share concerns about latest ACA repeal bill

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters as he pushes a last-ditch effort to uproot former President Barack Obama’s health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

CHARLESTON — West Virginia policy experts fear the state and thousands of its residents could suffer if the latest measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is advanced.

School of Medicine hosts prenatal substance abuse and exposure roundtable

Huntington News

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – 12:59

SPECIAL TO HNN PROVIDED BY MARSHALL UNIVERSITY

School of Medicine hosts prenatal substance abuse and exposure roundtable

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine welcomed West Virginians for Affordable Health Care and the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership to its medical campus Friday, Sept. 15, for a roundtable discussion about prenatal substance abuse and exposure, particularly neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS.

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Future of Children’s Health Insurance Program remains uncertain

September 9, 2017
 

CRAIG HUDSON | Gazette-Mail
School nurse Janet Allio speaks with Susan George at Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary on Friday.

Janet Allio, school nurse at Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary, remembers wishing she could do more to help families who made too much for Medicaid, but couldn’t afford private insurance, before the Children’s Health Insurance Program began.

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Renate Pore: Getting down to bipartisan health care solutions, we can help

Charleston Gazette   September 7, 2017

More than 25 organizations representing thousands of West Virginians have written to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., urging her to work in a bipartisan manner to preserve health care for West Virginians.

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Roundtable Addresses Health Concerns of Kids Displaced by Drug Epidemic

 

By Kathryn Ghion, Monongalia and Preston County Reporter/Weekend Anchor
Roundtable Addresses Health Concerns of Kids Displaced by Drug Epidemic
 As the drug epidemic continues in West Virginia, physicians, educators, legislators and more are making sure children are not forgotten.

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Kat Stoll: US House budget could be catastrophic for W.Va. healthcare

In the midst of the debate over the Affordable Care Act, another battle is brewing in the U.S. Congress that could impact the health care coverage of the more than 600,000 West Virginians who rely on Medicaid. The proposed House Budget Resolution, which was passed by the House Budget Committee in July, could come up for a vote in September.