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Newsletter article   February 15, 2024
Health Care for All – Week 6
Chances are many people you know and love get their medical coverage through Medicaid. Over 500,000 West Virginians do! Tell lawmakers to fund Medicaid fully, and not sacrifice the health of our children and families to balance the budget. More
Issues: HealthcareMedicaid
Newsletter article   February 8, 2024
West Virginia Leaders Must Fully Fund Medicaid
As of December 2023, there are 516,100 West Virginians on Medicaid. This includes almost 50% of our children. But with the program facing a shortfall that is the result of lack of foresight about saving state Medicaid dollars during the Public Health Emergency, some state leaders are looking at more ways to save the state money, including cutting certain services. More
Issues: HealthcareMedicaid
Newsletter article   January 31, 2024
Anti-Vax Bills are a Threat to Our Kids and Communities
West Virginia doesn’t have a great track record on health or health outcomes. But one thing we have been doing right is the success of our childhood immunization program. We are leaders in the nation in protecting our children and public health. Unfortunately, every year some members of our legislature try to roll back the laws on childhood immunizations. This year is no different. Around a dozen bills take aim at creating exemptions or eliminating protections for infants and children. More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicaid
Newsletter article   January 24, 2024
January 23rd was Maternal Health Awareness Day
Access to maternal healthcare is a crisis around the country, especially rural states. More than 2.2 million US women live in maternity care deserts, which means that in their county there are no hospitals that provide obstetric care, birth centers, ob/gyns or certified nurse midwives. Women in the Mountain State deserve to have the best care before and after their babies are born. It is up to our leaders to make sure these services are available.  More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicaid
Newsletter article CAG January 18, 2024
Health Care for All-WV Priority #1: Protect Medicaid
The 2024 West Virginia Legislative Session is in full swing! For Health Care for All-WV our highest priority is protecting Medicaid. We 're also following other bills that will improve access to care for our most vulnerable. These include an increase to the Medicaid dental benefit for adults from $1000 to $2000. Stay tuned and we will keep you informed about the healthcare legislation that will affect you and your family. More
Issues: HealthcareMedicaid
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 25, 2023
An URGENT Call for Aetna Claim Denial Stories
We have an URGENT need for health care stories about the Medicaid insurer Aetna Better Health of WV and what happens to people when their Doctor prescribed care has been denied. Help us fight denials on their behalf by bringing to light their struggles, making it public, and presenting these cases to Aetna. PLEASE SHARE YOUR STORY. More
Issues: Health InsuranceHealthcareMedicaid
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 24, 2023
Health Care for All WV – Oct. 2023 Update
WV Medicaid Summit this Wednesday, digital activism training, a webinar on Care Over Cost, volunteer meetings and much more! Our team has been out connecting with the community, gaining new contacts, and storytellers. We're eager for more volunteers to join us in this work. More
Issues: HealthcareMedicaidResilient Activism
Action AlertPress Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 28, 2023
MEDIA ADVISORY: Join Healthcare For All WV at 9th St. Live TONIGHT!
Celebrate the 58th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, unite for better healthcare, and share your healthcare story with us in Huntington, WV TONIGHT from 6-9PM! More
Issues: HealthcareMedicaidMedicare
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 27, 2023
PRESS RELEASE: Medicare Patients Count Down to Lower Drug Costs As 58th Anniversary Approaches
Today, WV Citizen Action Group joins with patients, doctors and grassroots advocates around the nation for a “Countdown to Lower Drug Prices” day of action to celebrate lowering drug prices in Medicare as the program marks its 58th year.  More
Issues: HealthcareMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug Prices
Action Alert Cassandra Wiley July 20, 2023
Join HC4AWV at 9th St. Live, Friday, July 28th!
Join Healthcare for All WV at 9th St. Live on Friday evening, July 28th, in Huntington, WV for live music, community, and sharing your healthcare stories. From 6-9PM, we’ll be celebrating the anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, and inviting West Virginians to unite for better healthcare. We have some of the worst healthcare outcomes in the nation. That ain’t right! And we can do better. More
Issues: HealthcareMedicaidMedicare
Citizen Action Group Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 17, 2023
Blog: My letter to Representative Miller’s Office on Healthcare in WV
Dear Emily, Thank you so much for meeting with our Healthcare For All West Virginia team on Tuesday, June 27th... Most especially, thank you for listening to our concerns as fellow West Virginians passionate about healthcare issues and relaying them to Representative Miller. More
Issues: Health InsuranceHealthcareMedicaidMedicare
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG July 11, 2023
Healthcare Team Goes To DC!
If these healthcare issues are important to you or your loved ones, please consider becoming a volunteer with Healthcare For All WV! Our healthcare team hit DC a couple weeks ago and met with congressional policy advisors to discuss a number of healthcare issues important to West Virginians. More
Issues: HealthcareMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug Prices
Press Release Gary Zuckett May 24, 2023
MEDIA ADVISORY: Republicans Put West Virginia Millionaires Over State’s Workers, Children & Seniors
U.S. House Republicans Voted to Strip $8.3 billion of Federal Funding from West Virginia To Give Corporations and the Ultra-Wealthy Another Tax Cut More
Issues: Fair taxationInfrastructureJobsKids and familiesMedicaid
Action Alert   May 19, 2023
Medicaid Work Requirements Would Be Disastrous for WV
As many as 220,000 West Virginians could lose their vital health coverage. Tell our Senators to stand up for West Virginia families, and vote to pass a debt ceiling extension without cuts or redtape barriers to Medicaid, food stamps and other programs. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicaidSNAP
Action Alert   March 28, 2023
What’s Up with Medicaid? Changes Coming Soon! – March 28th 6PM
Join WV Center on Budget and Policy on March 28 at 6PM for a brief webinar on the upcoming April 1st Medicaid roll cuts, who will be deemed ineligible, and how to stay updated on your coverage. More
Issues: Health InsuranceHealthcareMedicaid
Press Release Gary Zuckett March 23, 2023
PRESS RELEASE: WV Citizen Action Group Celebrates 13th Anniversary of Affordable Care Act, Calls for Universal Affordable Coverage to Finish the Job
After 13 years of non-stop attacks and sabotage from opponents, the ACA has not only survived but thrived, hitting record enrollment in 2023 by providing quality, affordable coverage to over 28,325 West Virginians and improving coverage for over 100 million Americans nationwide. More
Issues: ACAMedicaid
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 Gary Zuckett March 14, 2023
Gary’s Wrap-up: The Final Daze
Our state employees will be using most, if not all, of their $2,300 pay raise to pay for the increases in premiums and co-pays on their PEIA health plans... But hey, let’s give away $700 million in tax revenue and make state workers spend their raise on healthcare… More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCriminal JusticeDiscriminationFair taxationHealth InsuranceHealthcareIncarcerationMedicaid
Press Release   March 9, 2023
PRESS RELEASE: Biden’s Budget & Tax Plan Favors Working Families And Draws Stark Contrast With Gop Priorities 
Sticking to his commitment since the 2020 campaign to make the rich and corporations start paying their fair share of taxes and use that money to create an economy that works for all of us. Biden’s budget stands in sharp contrast with the policies of Congressional Republicans, who want to slash services vital to working families and hike deficits by up to $3 trillion by extending Trump tax cuts benefiting the rich.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationMedicaidMedicareOur childrenSocial securityTaxes
Newsletter article   March 7, 2023
An Affordable Medicaid Buy-In, plus Lowering Prescription and Insulin Prices NOW
HB 3274 is a Bridge to Financial Stability and Better Health! Also, Don’t Make West Virginians Wait Another Year for Help with High Prescription and Insulin Prices! More
Issues: HealthcareMedicaidPrescription Drug Prices
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