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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.

Campaign kicks off to highlight children affected by opioid epidemic

  •  Wendy Holdren Register-Herald Reporter
  • March 1, 2018

Bill that would alter public assistance benefits heads to House floor

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Jean Simpson, who retired from work at Manna Meal, speaks against a bill during a public hearing before the House Judiciary Committee.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Almost everyone who spoke at a public hearing about a bill about eligibility and fraud requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other public benefits came out against the proposed changes.

Hours later, the House Judiciary Committee passed the bill. It now goes to the House floor.

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WVU study: Medicaid cuts would have deep impact on West Virginia’s economy

WVU Today
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
WVU's Bureau of Business and Economics Research director John Deskins.
WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economics Research director John Deskins said that state cuts to programs that Medicaid funds will take money out of the state’s economy.

Cutting Medicaid in West Virginia would have substantial economic impact on the state’s economy, according to a study released today by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research in West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics.

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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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