The Health Care for All WV coalition is continuing the fight for all West Virginians to have access to affordable health care. This year’s 2022 Health Care Legislative Agenda can be viewed here.
During this training, participants learned how to find their representative(s), build relationships with them, and share what’s most important to them as a West Virginian. Our hope is that more people will lend their voices to improving health care policy in WV, so that more West Virginians will have better access to affordable health care.
We would also like to invite you to join in our Health Care Thursdays at the Capitol. Since the West Virginia legislative session is moving forward full throttle, now is the time to influence which bills pass and what dies. Here’s how you can be part of the action:
Come to the WV Capitol and visit legislators in-person:
Register here or text (833) 632-0408 to be contacted by our team to help you plan your visit and join you in speaking with our legislators: www.bitly.com/HC4A2022. We’ll work to pick the time of day that fits best with your schedule and when legislators are most available.
Call and email legislators about key health bills and issues:
We make it quick and easy to send an email or call key legislators.
This week we highlight two issues:
– HB 3001, a Medicaid Buy-in: this bill (https://legiscan.com/WV/bill/HB3001/2022) would create a new affordable health insurance plan that would eliminate the “cliff effect” of those who are working and want to keep coverage while earning increased hours or increased pay, or who’s employers do not offer insurance coverage for their full-time employees.
Take Action: Create a New Affordable Health Insurance Plan
for Working West Virginians: https://p2a.co/lJDuS2I.
– HB 4252, which would lower the insulin copay cap from $100 to $35 and include caps for insulin pumps and other devices. It passed through the Health and Human Resources Committee UNANIMOUSLY, and will be up for a vote by the full House on Wednesday.