• Annual Reception and Fundraiser to be Postponed!

    West Virginians for Affordable Health Care is disappointed to announce that we must postpone our Annual Reception and Fundraiser scheduled for April 30th.

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  • Statement on Federal Appeals Court Ruling

    WVAHC and West Virginias Together for Medicaid’s Statement on Federal Court Ruling Striking Down Only the ACA Individual Mandate; For now the rest of the Affordable Care Act Stands

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  • Upcoming Events

    Please mark your calendars! We hope you can plan to attend our upcoming events!

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  • West Virginia COVID-19 Resources

    We are with you working to stay informed and safe during this COVID-19 pandemic impacting our world. WVAHC and West Virginians Together For Medicaid (WVTFM) are looking to provide you some basic resources to help keep our communities safe and knowledgeable.

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West Virginians for Affordable Health Care

Fighting for better care, smarter spending, & healthier West Virginians!

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West Virginia Medicaid Coalition

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.

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Choosing Wisely

Know Your Options

More health care is not always better health care. Learn why.

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Affordable Care Act

Get Enrolled. Get coverage.

WVAHC can help you find the affordable health care you need for you and your family.

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The West Virginia Children's Health Partnership

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.

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Children's Health Collaborative Project

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.

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Statements and Releases

Statements and Releases

Latest statements and releases from WVAHC

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In the News

W.Va. Senate Passes Bill To Cap Insulin Copays At $100 Monthly

By EMILY ALLEN MAR 6, 2020

  • Sen. Mike Romano, D-Harrison, briefly spoke in support of the amended House Bill 4543 before it passed the Senate on, March 6, 2020.WILL PRICE / WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

A bill to cap insulin copays passed the West Virginia Senate Friday afternoon. 

House Bill 4543 would cap the copay on insulin, medication to help the body process sugar, at $100 per month. 

In February, the House of Delegates passed a bill that set the copay cap at $25. An amendment from the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee Tuesday increased the cap. The bill passed in the Senate 33 to 1.  

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The Youngest Children Are Falling Out of Health Insurance

STATELINE ARTICLE
February 19, 2020
By: Michael Ollove

Stateline Feb19
The number of kids under 6 without health insurance has climbed above 1 million for the first time since most of the Affordable Care Act was implemented in 2014. Child development experts emphasize the importance of health care in the earliest years as the foundation for healthy lives.

This story was updated Feb. 19 to clarify the significance of the decrease in uninsured young children in Minnesota and to include a comment from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

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Youngest children are falling out of health insurance

By Michael Ollove of Stateline.org
Posted Feb 22, 2020 at 7:31 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The first years of life play an outsize role in human health. They are foundational to the development of the brain and the cardiovascular, immune and metabolic systems. Early childhood is when medical interventions to correct problems in any of those areas are most likely to succeed.

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Health care costs continue to rise faster than wages, inflation

HUNTINGTON — Thomas Hart can’t remember the last time he got a pay raise, but he says his health care costs continue to rise every year.

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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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