Medicaid Matters for West Virginia
September 17, 2018
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West Virginians for Affordable Health Care
Fighting for better care, smarter spending, & healthier West Virginians!
West Virginia Medicaid Coalition
Medicaid is WV biggest health care program providing for health and long-term care for more than 600,000 or one in three West Virginians.Learn more »
Know Your Options
More health care is not always better health care. Learn why.Learn more »
Get Enrolled. Get coverage.
WVAHC can help you find the affordable health care you need for you and your family.Learn more »
Moving Bright Ideas Forward
Kids have unique, developmental health care needs. West Virginia’s kids face serious systemic cultural barriers that can keep them from developing to their full potential.Learn more »
Bridging Health Care, Schools and Communities
A partnership to see every WV child enrolled in insurance coverage, linked to a provider and receiving coordinate and continuous health and social services.Learn more »
Messages from our Executive Director
Chantal Centofanti-FieldsLearn more »
In the News
Nancy Tyler: Remember how the US House wanted to gut our health care, WV budget last year?
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.
Don’t Cut Back on Programs Vital to West Virginians
MAR 11, 2018
Year of the Child’ aims to focus on effect of opioid crisis
March 01, 2018 03:46 PM – – CHARLESTON, W.VA.
Child welfare activists have launched a yearlong campaign to highlight the effect of West Virginia’s opioid crisis on the youth.
The Register-Herald reports that child advocacy leaders conferred Wednesday and kicked off the “Year of the Child,” a campaign to unite individuals working for the welfare of children.
West Virginians for Affordable Health Care Director of Child Health Kelli Caseman said she wants the group to have a platform of policy issues ready by the start of next year’s legislative session.
West Virginia Secretary of Education and the Arts Gayle Manchin said the state faces two primary issues: babies born to addicted mothers and children coming from homes with addiction. She hopes schools will focus on helping students with trauma, which she says is often misdiagnosed as ADHD.
West Virginians for Affordable Health Care is a tax-exempt, non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all West Virginians. We’re funded by public donations, membership dues, and grants. We are guided by a 17-member volunteer board.
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