Health

March 30, 2018 by Ted Boettner
Two Options For Addressing PEIA Revenue Shortfall

Last week, the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) Task Force held its first meeting to address the growing costs of health care coverage for public workers in West Virginia. The growing costs of health care for teachers and other public employees was a central reason why teachers went on strike for nine school…

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January 19, 2018 by Sean O'Leary
Medicaid Work Requirements Don’t Work

With the interest among West Virginia Department of Human Health and Resources, state officials and legislators to modify the state's Medicaid program through a waiver to implement "work requirements" on able-bodied Medicaid expansion recipients, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy Senior Policy Analyst Sean O'Leary shows why work requirements don't work. View O'Leary's entire…

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September 15, 2017 by Sean O'Leary
Cassidy-Graham is the Latest Attempt to Take Away Healthcare Coverage from Thousands of West Virginians

The latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Cassidy-Graham bill, would cut West Virginia's funding for Medicaid by $2.0 billion by 2027. This would undermine health coverage for tens of thousands of West Virginian's and threaten the state's historic gains in health coverage stemming from the Affordable Care Act. The Cassidy-Graham bill cuts…

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July 23, 2017 by Ted Boettner
Senate Health Bill (BCRA) Would Hit West Virginia Hardest

While it is unclear what version of the legislation the U.S. Senate will plan to take up on Tuesday (7/25) when they vote to proceed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the revised version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) would be particularly harmful to West Virginians. An updated report from the…

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June 30, 2017 by Sean O'Leary
Senate Health Care Bill Cuts Medicaid to Pay for Tax Cuts for the Rich – UPDATED

The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the latest Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2017, and is awaiting a vote. In its current form, the bill would eliminate most of the provisions of the ACA, including its tax provisions, and drastically cut…

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June 27, 2017 by Sean O'Leary
West Virginia Economy Would Suffer Under Proposed Health Care Plans

This West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report, West Virginia Economy Would Suffer Under Proposed Health Care Plans, breaks down the economic gains the state has experienced since the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the devastating impacts its repeal could have in West Virginia, specifically in rural areas with higher concentrations of…

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March 20, 2017 by Ted Boettner
Wealthiest 1% of West Virginians Gain from Tax Cuts in Health Care Repeal

The House proposal to repeal the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA), provides only a tiny fraction of very wealthy West Virginians tax cuts while reducing the number of Americans with health coverage by an estimated 24 million. The two big tax cuts included in the…

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February 2, 2017 by Kat Stoll
Report: West Virginia to Lose Jobs, Funding Under ACA Repeal

Previous data shows that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act will more than double the number of uninsured people in West Virginia. Read. A new report by the Economic Policy Institute looks at a repeal's impact on employment. It estimates how the combination of tax cuts and spending cuts will affect employment across the…

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January 24, 2017 by Ted Boettner, Kat Stoll
Repealing the Affordable Care Act: Hurting Our Health and Our Economy

This West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report, Repealing the Affordable Care Act: Hurting Our Health and Our Economy, provides a detailed analysis of the human and economic impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in West Virginia. Read the full report. Repealing the ACA would have far-reaching effects throughout the Mountain State, including…

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December 16, 2016 by Kat Stoll
Defending Health Care in 2017: What’s at Stake for West Virginia

With a new president and Congress, the health care gains made throughout the last six years face their greatest threat yet. Congress has voted more than 60 times to roll back the historic progress that has been made to expand health coverage to millions of people in this country and to improve coverage for those…

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