Tag: Diabetes

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Newsletter article   March 14, 2023
Great News for Diabetics in West Virginia!
This year all that education and hard work paid off. SB 577 passed the Legislature! After the bill is signed by the Governor, diabetics in West Virginia will have copay caps of $35 a month for insulin and $100 a month for supplies!  More
Issues: DiabetesHealthcareInequalityMedicaidPrescription Drug Prices
Newsletter article   February 21, 2023
Good News on Insulin, Medicaid Buy-In Bills; Take Action to Stop Campus Carry
Contact House Health Committee Chair Delegate Amy Summers (R) Taylor Co. and ask her to move quickly to get the Insulin bill passed when it comes to the House! The sooner we get it on the agenda the more time we will have to get it passed. If your delegate is on the Health Committee, contact them as well to show your support! More
Issues: DiabetesGun SafetyHealthcareMedicaid
Newsletter article   February 14, 2023
Health Care – Insulin Bill & Others Needs Your Help!
HB 2430 is a bill to lower the cost of insulin and diabetic supplies for people with health insurance. The proper supplies and insulin can literally extend the lives of diabetics by a decade or two. This means so much to our state because West Virginia has the highest rate of deaths due to diabetes in the country.  More
Issues: DiabetesHealth InsuranceHealthcareMedicaid
Newsletter article   January 31, 2023
Health Care Week 3
Take Action to help us make this the year that diabetics in WV get relief from the cruel and unfair cost of their insulin and supplies, support the Affordable Medicaid Buy-In, and expand dental coverage for adults. More
Issues: DiabetesHealth InsuranceHealthcareMedicaid
Newsletter article   March 23, 2022
Health Care Bills Gaining Momentum – Let’s Keep It Going!
In 2019, Delegate Barbara Fleischauer took a group of West Virginians on a bus to Canada to buy insulin. This trip was followed by the introduction of the first Insulin Affordability Bill in 2020... More
Issues: DiabetesHealth InsuranceMedicaid
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 23, 2022
Life After Session
Out of the 2,216 bills introduced during the 2022 legislative session, only 239 survived. Lots of really bad bills died, along with most of the good ones. Not an uplifting appraisal but... it could have been much worse. More
Issues: Aboveground Storage TanksBudget prioritiesCensorshipDiabetesFair taxationKids and familiesMedicaidOil and GasRacial JusticeUnemployment benefitsVaccinesVoting Rightswater qualityWorker's SafetyWV Legislature
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson March 9, 2022
URGENT: Tell Our Senators to Pass HB 4252 – we’re in the final stretch!
HB 4252 has officially passed out of the Senate Finance Committee! THANK YOU all for your action. Now we need the Senate to pass it before the session ends! Make those calls and emails again! More
Issues: DiabetesHealth InsuranceMedicaid
Action Alert   March 8, 2022
URGENT- TODAY! Diabetes copay caps bill HB 4252
PLEASE call Senate President Craig Blair (R-Berkeley-15) TODAY to express support for HB 4252! More
Issues: DiabetesHealth InsuranceMedicaid
Action Alert   March 3, 2022
Urgent Action: Tell our WV Senators to Support HB 4252, the Diabetes Bill!
Tell our WV Senators to Support HB 4252, the Diabetes Bill! It will help West Virginians stay healthy, save lives, and save our state health care system money. More
Issues: Diabetes
Newsletter article   February 21, 2022
Health Care Eye on the Capitol
Last week, a family member asked me to stop by the pharmacy and get the new medication their doctor prescribed for their Type 2 diabetes. I was surprised that it was $55 after insurance... More
Issues: DiabetesHealth InsuranceMedicaid
Newsletter article   February 7, 2022
Health Care Bills to Keep An Eye On
Health Care for All WV and our partners are eagerly watching a couple of really important bills this legislative session: HB 4252 and HB 3001. More
Issues: DiabetesMedicaid
Action Alert Gary Zuckett March 26, 2021
URGENT ACTION: Contact Delegates – Move the Diabetes Bill Out of Committee by 3/28!
HB 2708 must be voted on and pass both Committees by March 28 or the bill dies for this year! More
Issues: Diabetes
Action Alert Gary Zuckett March 11, 2021
ACTION ALERT: Tell Del. Pack to Put the HB 2708 “Diabetes Bill” on the HHR Agenda!
Tell him to Move This Bill, put it on the House Health and Human Resources Committee agenda, and then send it to the Finance Committee! Call (304) 340-3269 or follow the action link. More
Issues: DiabetesHealthcare