December 15, 2022 by Rhonda Rogombe
Keeping West Virginia Kids and Families Covered

In West Virginia, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are critical health programs for low- and moderate-income families and kids. Before the pandemic, about four in nine children were covered through these programs, and this robust enrollment contributes to West Virginia covering 97 percent of kids with health coverage. Since the start of…

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November 16, 2022 by Seth DiStefano
4th Annual Food For All Summit Returns to Buckhannon

WBOY, News Break, Darik News - After a three-year pause due to the pandemic, the 4th Annual Food For All Summit for West Virginia returns to Buckhannon on Wednesday. Read the full article. The Food For All Summit brings in people from all over the state of West Virginia to talk about food security issues…

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November 16, 2022 by Kelly Allen
SNAP Stretch: A Proven Tool to Increase Food Access, Sustain Local Markets and Farms, and Boost our Economy

Introduction SNAP Stretch, a program that matches SNAP benefits spent at participating markets to increase fruit and vegetable affordability and access, increases consumption of healthy foods among low-income households, boosts sales at local farmers markets, and benefits our broader economy. A $1 million state investment in SNAP Stretch could have a $2.84 million economic benefit…

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November 1, 2022 by Rhonda Rogombe
It’s Open Enrollment Season. Here’s What West Virginians Need to Know

Open enrollment for 2023 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace coverage begins today, November 1. The Marketplace has been a critical feature of our health care system since its introduction in 2014. It provides quality health coverage for families who are not eligible for employer-sponsored coverage, Medicare, or Medicaid. The ongoing public health emergency triggered by…

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August 12, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Senate Climate Bill has West Virginia Written All Over It

AP, 95.5WSB - The sprawling economic package passed by the U.S. Senate this week has a certain West Virginia flavor. Read the full article. The package, passed with no Republican votes, could be read largely as an effort to help West Virginia look to the future without turning away entirely from its roots. The bill…

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August 2, 2022 by WVCBP
Marking 25th Anniversary, CHIP Advocates Call for Permanent Funding

Public News Service, Clay County Free Press - The federal health-insurance program for children helps keep more than 200,000 West Virginia children insured. Read the full article. Advocates said the Children's Health Insurance Program, which marks its 25th anniversary this week, is a lifeline for families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but do not…

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July 30, 2022 by WVCBP
The States With the Cheapest and Most Expensive Health Insurance

The Street - Enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace reached a record high this year. The increase was likely due to increased premium tax credits for the coverage and extended eligibility that was part of the American Rescue Plan signed by President Joe Biden in 2021, according to the Urban Institute. Read the full…

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July 27, 2022 by Sean O'Leary
Public Hearing On Abortion Law Debate Highly Charged, Emotional

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - More than 100 people signed up to speak at a public hearing Wednesday on the abortion bill. Read the full article. With so many wanting to speak, each person was given 45 seconds. Several were escorted out of the chamber by police for running overtime. Several of the women who…

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