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Researchers looking at best aspects of health centers to improve child health in WV

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By  in News | October 09, 2018 at 5:12PM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Researchers and community leaders in the Morgantown area are hoping the work they’re doing now will eventually improve the health of West Virginia’s children, 25 percent of whom live in poverty.

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Voters name healthcare as a top issue in November!

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Oct. 02, 2018 – 6:21 – Bret Baier examines how health care is playing as a Midterm Motivator for voters.

Midterm Motivator

Research Confirms Medicaid Expansion Huge Boost for Rural WV

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September 26, 2018
Before the state expanded Medicaid, rural West Virginians were much less likely to have health insurance than their urban peers. (Pixabay)
Before the state expanded Medicaid, rural West Virginians were much less likely to have health insurance than their urban peers. (Pixabay)

September 26, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A new report says expanding Medicaid is really paying off for rural West Virginians.
Rural areas typically have real disadvantages – higher unemployment and poverty, fewer doctors and in some cases, financially strapped hospitals.
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Roundtable Examines Opioids, Effects on Youth

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Gary Zuckett: Court nominee Kavanaugh has established position against health care

August 30, 2018
    • West Virginia is a beautiful and unique place. It’s covered with steep hills and scenic landscapes. It boasts some of the tallest steel bridges and oldest rivers on the continent. It’s the “Birthplace of Rivers.” Sometimes, just soaking in the beauty of our state takes my breath away.

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Brothers and Sisters in Health Event

The Register Herald
August 16, 2018

(Brad Davis/The Register Herald) Six-year-old Zoe Lancaster covers hers eyes and draws a winner for one of several raffles as Terri Giles, one of the event organizers, holds the box during the Brothers & Sisters in Health event Thursday afternoon at First Presbyterian Church in Hinton. The event, sponsored by the church, Summers County ARH and West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, provided medical services to the public free of charge.

Nancy Tyler: Remember how the US House wanted to gut our health care, WV budget last year?

By Nancy Tyler

One year ago, on May 4, the House of Representatives passed the so-called “American Health Care Act,” or AHCA. The health care repeal bill would have cut coverage, increased costs and eliminated protections for tens of thousands of West Virginians. The bill also would have imposed an “age tax,” letting insurers charge people over 50 five-times more for coverage, and put the health of one in five Americans on Medicaid — including seniors, children and people with disabilities — in jeopardy.

Advocate: Children should take advantage of preventative healthcare

The issue brief, published by West Virginia Kids Count in partnership with West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, showed nearly 98 percent of West Virginia children were covered by health insurance in 2016, compared to 95.5 percent in 2015 and 90.7 percent in 2008.

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Don’t Cut Back on Programs Vital to West Virginians

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MAR 11, 2018
Chantal Fields

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Year of the Child’ aims to focus on effect of opioid crisis

March 01, 2018 03:46 PM – – CHARLESTON, W.VA.