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April 2, 2024

Medicaid Advocates in West Virginia Express Concerns

Wheeling Intelligencer, The Inter-Mountain, West Virginia News – Advocates for a strong and robust Medicaid system in West Virginia say the program is healthy, but changes and cuts being considered by the Legislature could put the program at risk of not meeting the needs of state residents.

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Advocacy organizations gathered in Charleston Monday morning to kick off the start of Medicaid Awareness Month in April. The federal program — first signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson — provides access to affordable healthcare for low-income individuals and families

Medicaid Awareness Month is meant to celebrate the program and also draw attention to potential actions that could put the program at risk. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, there were more than 548,000 West Virginians on Medicaid as of November — nearly 31% of the state’s total population.

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