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April 1, 2024

Advocates, Dems Urge Medicaid Funding

West Virginia Watch, News from the States, Bluefield Daily Telegraph – With a special legislative session to address the state budget on the horizon, advocates for West Virginia Medicaid called on state policy makers Monday to fund the health care program.

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Ellen Allen, executive director of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, said the organization wants to see the state fill a hole in the fiscal year 2025 shortfall and increase a tax for managed care organizations to fund the program into the future. The organization held a news conference to mark April as Medicaid Awareness Month. 

“Medicaid is the state’s largest health insurance program,” Allen said during the news conference. “We need it funded.”

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