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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
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
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 2, 2023
Contact your Senator – Stop PBM’s from raising drug prices! Support the PBM Transparency Act!
Tell Congress to Pass the Pharmacy Benefit Managers Transparency Act. Protect us from high prescription drug prices and deceptive practices! More
Issues: Prescription Drug Prices
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
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG October 12, 2022
Advocates Converged in DC Calling for Executive Action on Drug Prices from HHS Sec. Becerra
Advocates from across the nation, including from West Virginia, converged 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, and make medicines affordable in ways the Inflation Reduction Act cannot, using existing executive authorities. More
Issues: InequalityPrescription Drug Prices
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 October 3, 2022
Sign Our Petition! Make Meds Affordable NOW!
Help us to reach Sec. Becerra with your signatures and your health care stories, to drive home the urgent need of millions of people across the country. We must put #PatientsOverProfits and #MakeMedsAffordable NOW! More
Issues: InequalityPrescription Drug Prices
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 22, 2022
Tell Congress to Lower Drug Costs NOW by Cracking Down on PBM’s!
Tell Congress to Pass the Pharmacy Benefit Managers Transparency Act of 2022. Protect us from high prescription drug prices and deceptive practices. More
Issues: Prescription Drug Prices
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
Press Release Gary Zuckett August 26, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WV Groups Host Webinar on How We Can Make Meds Affordable NOW
On Thursday, August 25th, a group of West Virginia organizations hosted an educational webinar on August 25th at 7PM, centered around how we can make medications more affordable to everyone, without waiting on Congress to act, while helping to break pharmaceutical monopolies in the process. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcarePrescription Drug Prices
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson August 25, 2022
Help Make Meds Affordable NOW! – a Health Care Webinar
TONIGHT at 7PM we will learn from medical professionals and community leaders how we can move policy to make medications more affordable for all. More
Issues: Prescription Drug Prices
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson August 19, 2022
Help Make Meds Affordable NOW! – a Health Care Webinar – Aug. 25th, 7PM
On Aug. 25th, 7PM we will learn from medical professionals and community leaders how we can move policy to make medications more affordable for all. More
Issues: Prescription Drug Prices
Action Alert CAG August 8, 2022
Help Make Meds Affordable NOW! – a Health Care Webinar
Join our webinar on Aug. 25th, 7PM and to learn more from medical professionals and real West Virginians on how we can make medications more affordable NOW! More
Issues: Prescription Drug Prices
Press Release Gary Zuckett August 8, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Senate Democrats Pass Manchin’s Inflation Reduction Act To Lower Drug Prices, Make Health Care & Energy Costs More Affordable, and Deal with Climate Change
Following the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, a bill set to enact historic drug pricing reform, lower energy costs and reduce the national deficit, Gary Zuckett, Executive Director of WV Citizen Action Group released the following statement: More
Issues: Climate ChangeDeficitFair taxationHealth CareInflationMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug Prices
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 31, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Healthcare Reforms and Prescription Drug Pricing Take Center Stage at Medicare/Medicaid Anniversary Celebration
coalition of West Virginia groups and healthcare advocates hosted a press conference this past Saturday centered around the 57th birthday of Medicare and Medicaid, with healthcare and prescription drug pricing reforms taking center stage. More
Issues: Health CareHealth InsuranceHealthcareMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug PricesPrivatization
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 22, 2022
We Need Your WV Health Care Stories!
High prescription drug costs making it hard to be well and pay your bills? Are you struggling to keep your Medicaid and work? Please, consider sharing your WV Health Care Story. Decisionmakers won't know our struggles unless we tell them. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug Prices
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson June 28, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: MMA Congressional letter to Secretary Becerra
The Make Meds Affordable Congressional letter to Secretary Becerra (see below) went out last week. Approx. 100 Members of Congress signed on. More
Issues: Health CarePrescription Drug Prices
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson May 25, 2022
Share Your Voice and Fight for Affordable Health Care
Fighting against Medicare Privatization, making meds affordable, fighting to continue the ACA and Medicaid subsidies so that people don't lose their coverage, and telling our state legislators we want a Medicaid Buy-in and caps on diabetic supply costs is all part of my 2022 to-do list. Will you join me? More
Issues: ACAHealth CareHealth InsuranceMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug PricesPrivatization
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson March 23, 2022
ACA: Happy 12th Birthday!
Twelve years ago, March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act was passed. Since then, many of us have been working hard to defend it. More
Issues: ACADiabetesHealth CareHealth InsuranceInequalityMedicaidMedicarePrescription Drug Prices
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 13, 2021
VIDEO Now Available – 2021 Virtual HEALTH CARE Summit
This event was hosted in partnership with West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, and West Virginia Citizen Action. More
Issues: Prescription Drug Prices
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