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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

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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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In the News

WTAP  | Parkersburg, WV

Medicaid awareness meeting planned for tonight

WTAP 6 – Changes to medicaid program Posted: Mon 11:36 AM, Sep 23, 2019  | Updated: Mon 11:37 AM, Sep 23, 2019

PARKERSBURG, W,Va.-(WTAP) On Monday, Sept. 23rd at 6:30 pm., the League of Women Voters will provide an awareness program on changes to Medicaid that are on the horizon. Anyone affected directly or indirectly should attend. The event will be held at the Summer Auditorium at the main branch of the Wood County Public Library on Emerson Avenue in Parkersburg.

Lisa Diehl, Northern Regional Coordinator for West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, an organization whose goals include preserving, protecting, and improving Medicaid and the Medicaid expansion, will be the guest speaker for the public and sponsored by the League of Women voter.

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Child Care experts talk need for policy change at roundtable discussion

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch tstuck@hdmediallc.com

Sep 21, 2019

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West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, together with the West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, held its third 2019 roundtable series on kids’ health in
West Virginia on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at the Marshall University School of Medicine within Cabell Huntington Hospital.

HUNTINGTON — With hopes of forging a path toward meaningful changes to policy that affect the well-being of West Virginia’s children, two groups brought together health care and child welfare experts Friday at the Marshall University School of Medicine within Cabell Huntington Hospital.

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Rate of uninsured in WV remains unchanged, but worries shared on lack of progress

While West Virginia made progress years ago in decreasing the number of uninsured people in the state, a U.S. Census Bureau report released Tuesday suggests that progress may be slowing after no change in the rate of insurance coverage between 2017 and 2018.

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Moms, babies make big gains under Medicaid expansion

By Sharon L. Carte

Jun 4, 2019

After a long public health career frequently reading and learning of poor health statistics or rankings for West Virginia, nothing cheers me like learning we are on top for a change, and it should cheer you, too.

Yes, West Virginia is among the top three states (along with New Mexico and Kentucky) with the highest declines in the rate of uninsured women of child-bearing age (18 to 44 years), according to a recent report by Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families. This good news means most women of child-bearing age in our state now have increased access to preventive care during pregnancy, their chances for adverse health outcomes are reduced and maternal mortality can be reduced.

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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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