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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 CareHealth InsuranceHealthcareMedicaid
Action Alert Gary Zuckett January 28, 2023
Keep WV Funded: Take Action to Stop Dangerous Tax Cuts!
Right now the Governor and the Legislature are sparring over the best way to give tax cuts to the wealthy and big businesses — at our expense. Every West Virginian would pay the price because of the gaps that would be left in the state budget. We need a budget that reflects our priorities: investments in programs that benefit all West Virginians, not tax cuts for the wealthiest. Tell the Governor and your legislators: No tax cuts until our needs are met! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationFair taxationHealth CareInfrastructureKids and families
West Virginians for Affordable Health Care
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 27, 2023
Tell WV Legislators to SUPPORT HB 2430! Lower health care costs for insured WV diabetics!
Last year, a bill came within minutes of passing that would lower healthcare costs for insured WV diabetics. The bill is back with a new number: HB 2430. This bill is a matter of life and death for many West Virginians. Let's get it passed! Tell WV legislators West Virginia's insured diabetics need this bill. More
Issues: Health CarePrescription Drug Prices
Newsletter CAG January 23, 2023
Capital Eye Vol. 16, No. 2 – Legislative Update Week 2: Battle of the Tax Cuts
The House quickly passed the governor’s bad idea of eliminating one quarter of our state’s annual revenue by cutting 50% off personal income taxes over the next three years. However, Senate leadership has deemed HB 2526 DOA and, not to be outdone, they’re cooking up their own tax cuts. Also keep reading to learn more about health care bills we're keeping an eye on, action on environmental and climate legislation, election bills that are gaining traction, and other major actions in the House and Senate. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDemocracyEnergyEnvironmentHealth CareKids and families
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer January 23, 2023
Much Ado About Elections, and More
Ten days into the 2023 legislative, more than 50 bills related to elections have been introduced. Two have traction, and action is needed to keep HB 2244 off the House Judiciary Committee agenda. Related to elections, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge Saturday's anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s devastating Citizens United decsion, the role of dark money in shifting the balance of the Court to the right, and it's impact on our fundamental rights. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsHealth CareInequalityVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog   January 23, 2023
Health Care Bills to Keep an Eye On
WV-CAG and our partners in the Health Care for All-WV coalition are excited to share the news that the insulin and diabetic supplies bill (HB 2430) was introduced in the House. Another bill that could strengthen the health of West Virginians (SB 269) by raising the Medicaid Dental Benefit from $1,000 to $2,000 a year for adult recipients has advanced in the Senate. And we expect the Affordable Medicaid Buy-In bill to be introduced this week. More details here. More
Issues: Health CareMedicaidPrescription Drug Prices
Newsletter   January 16, 2023
Capital Eye Vol. 16, No. 1 – Legislative Update Week 1: What’s the Rush?
The legislative session started out with a BANG on day one as the Senate leadership promptly used their super majority to suspend the rules, ram through 23 bills and send them to the House. The House is moving mostly at the normal pace, but their Finance committee pulled a fast one on Thursday and added the governor’s 50% personal income tax cut to their agenda at the last minute and passed it out to the floor. Keep reading for more on the big things that happend during the first week of the 2023 legislative, along with actions you can take, and resources for staying up to date. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealth CareInequalityKids and familiesVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer January 15, 2023
WV NAACP Day at the Legislature: Shifting the Narrative on MLK, Jr. Day
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, advocates and supporters are working to reframe the King Day narrative and focus on the power of healing and called for action on policies to reduce West Virginia’s disparities. More on shifting the King Day narrative here from Rev. Ron English, President of the Charleston Branch of the NAACP. More
Issues: DiscriminationHealth CareInequalityPoverty
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer January 13, 2023
“Leading with Justice” Legislative Breakfast and Day of Action
On Wednesday, January 11th, the West Virginia Criminal Law Reform Coalition, a group of West Virginia-based organizations partnering in pursuit of systemic changes to the state's criminal legal system, hosted a "Leading for Justice" legislative breakfast and day of action to bring awareness to the issues constituents hope to see addressed during the 2023 legislative session.  More
Issues: Civil JusticeHealth CareVoting Rights
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 23, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: MAT Act PASSES!
WV Citizen Action Group (WVCAG) is proud to end 2022 with a victory toward turning the tide of the overdose crisis. The passage of the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act means an increase in access to proven treatments for those with opioid use disorder. More
Issues: addiction recoveryharm reductionHealth CareHealthcare
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 15, 2022
Some IRA Health Care Provisions Set to Start January 1st!
Some Inflation Reduction Act health care provisions have already started, and others are set to start January 1st, namely the $35/month insulin cap, which will save diabetic West Virginians on Medicare an average of $1,530 per month! More
Issues: Health CareIRAMedicare
Advocacy Letter CAG December 1, 2022
Letter to Congressional Leadership in Support of the MAT (Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment) Act
WV CAG joined nearly 200 state and national organizations to urge Congress to pass the MAT (Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment) Act by the end of the year. If passed, the MAT Act would prevent overdoses, increase access to treatment, and reduce stigma by removing federal rules that prevent healthcare providers from prescribing a lifesaving medication for opioid use disorder. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcare
Action Alert CAG November 19, 2022
Push NOW to Pass the MAT Act!
Help everyone take this win home for our people by completing two action portals to contact members of Congress linked here. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcare
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG November 14, 2022
HEALTH CARE ADVOCATES RISK ARREST TO TAKEOVER ELEVANCE HEALTH HQ & DEMAND CARE
Elevance Denies Medically Necessary Care; Profited $2.3 Billion in Grotesque Q3 Earnings Report More
Issues: Health CareHealthcare
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 24, 2022
Health Care, Candidates, and Taking Action
WVCAG and our partners have been hard at work over the last few months on a myriad of health care projects, including video interviews, educational webinars, an action in DC, and four candidate forums! More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityPrescription Drug Prices
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 13, 2022
Kanawha County Candidate Forum on Health Care and Health Equity – Oct. 18th, 6PM
You are cordially invited to attend and participate in our Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity Candidate Forum for the Kanawha County region, on Tuesday, Oct. 18th, from 5-8:30 PM. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequality
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 5, 2022
Monongalia County Candidate Forum on Health Care – Oct. 11th, 6PM
You are cordially invited to attend and participate in our Virtual Candidate Forum for the Monongalia County region, on the topic of Health Care, on Tuesday, Oct. 11th, from 6-7:30 PM. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcare
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 4, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Advocates to Converge in DC to Call for Executive Action on Drug Prices from HHS Sec. Becerra
Advocates from across the nation, including from West Virginia, will converge outside of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building at 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 6 to remind Secretary Xavier Becerra that he has the power to help lower drug prices for Americans right now More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityPrescription Drug Prices
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 28, 2022
Wood County Candidate Forum on Health Care – Oct. 4th, 6PM
You are cordially invited to attend and participate in our Virtual Candidate Forum for the Wood County region, on the topic of Health Care, on Tuesday, Oct. 4th, from 6-7:30 PM. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareVotingVoting Rights
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 16, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: WV groups to host webinar on lowering drug costs now by cracking down on Pharmacy Benefit Managers – Sept. 22nd at 7PM
A group of West Virginia organizations and groups will be hosting an educational webinar on September 22nd at 7PM, centered around how we can lower prescription drug costs now by cracking down on Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). The press and public are invited to attend. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug Prices
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