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Ted Boettner: Don’t squash the biggest investment in WV History

Charleston Gazette-Mail

January 31, 2017

What if a company said they were going to invest over a billion dollars a year in West Virginia to create thousands of jobs, improve the health of our workforce, and save lives?

Most would probably say that we would be foolish to turn down this company’s unprecedented investment in our state. But that is exactly what is going to happen if we repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and fail to adequately replace it.

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Poll: West Virginians Favor Fixing, Not Replacing ACA

by JAMES E. CASTO For the State Journal

According to a statewide poll done for West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, an overwhelming majority of West Virginia voters want a replacement plan in place before the Affordable Care Act is repealed. Read More »

Obamacare the focus of national bus tour stop in Charleston

WV MetroNews – Obamacare the focus of national bus tour stop in Charleston

By in News | January 27, 2017 at 3:21PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Wheeling mom, standing on the steps of the state Capitol, said she wants a “viable” health care plan to help her 6 year old autistic son.

Ashley Torlone was in Charleston Friday, along with members of the West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, to share how her son has benefited from the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

West Virginia to be second most affected state with ACA repeal

By Wendy Holdren Register-Herald ReporterJan 26, 2017

According to a new West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy (WVCBP) report, repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would have far-reaching effects in the Mountain State. Read More »

WV coalition denounces repeal of ACA, Medicaid expansion

WV MetroNews

By in News | January 12, 2017 at 4:18PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia coalition of health care providers, administrators, advocacy groups, faith based organizations and individuals are putting the pressure on lawmakers to keep Obamacare in place, hours after the U.S. Senate took the first major step toward repealing it.

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What would a Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Mean for WV?

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

 

By • Jan 10, 2017

During his campaign, president-elect Donald Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act – a move many West Virginians say they support after facing rising premiums and deductibles.  But a repeal without a replacement plan could be disastrous for the millions of Americans who have gained health insurance under the law, including 173,000 West Virginians newly covered under Medicaid expansion and 37,000 who have bought private insurance plans through the Marketplace. And Republicans have yet to release a replacement plan.

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Manchin: Research Showing repeal of ACA would cripple opioid epidemic fight

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Staff Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and prominent organizations and healthcare service providers in West Virginia, announce research by Harvard and New York University that shows repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would cut $5.5 billion per year from the fight against the opioid epidemic. The removal of this critical funding would lead to increased deaths, homelessness and incarcerations and would adversely affect states with opioid challenges. Read More »

Health care advocates: Some 200,000 West Virginians could lose coverage

By The Associated Press |

Posted: Wed 4:15 PM, Jan 11, 2017

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Health care advocates say new data analyses show that repealing the federal Affordable Care Act without a replacement would cut insurance coverage for more than 200,000 West Virginians with mental illness or addictions.

According to an Urban Institute analysis, 184,000 West Virginians would lose health coverage.

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WV groups: Don’t repeal ACA without replacement

  • By TAYLOR STUCK
 CHARLESTON – After an early morning vote taking the first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” West Virginians for Affordable Health Care brought together multiple state entities to urge the state’s elected leaders to not repeal without a replacement plan.

“What comes after the repeal?” asked Renate Pore, WVAHC director of health policy. “Who the heck knows? They are asking us to hold hands, close our eyes and jump off the cliff, and by the time we get to the bottom, they will have a plan.”

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Advocates: More than 200K in WV Use Affordable Care Act

By • Jan 11, 2017

Health care advocates say new data analyses show that repealing the federal Affordable Care Act without a replacement would cut insurance coverage for more than 200,000 West Virginians with mental illness or addictions.