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July 30, 2020

Pandemic’s Impact On Foster Care, Health Insurance And Bringing Voice To Black Authors

West Virginia Public Broadcasting – On this West Virginia Morning, we talk a little bit about the coronavirus’ impact on health insurance and foster families. Also, in this show, we hear from an author and entrepreneur who is working to ensure Black authors’ voices are heard. Listen to the program here.

Like most parents, foster caregivers are struggling with the strain of the pandemic. Roxy Todd reports on some of the resources the state is providing to help.

The economic recession has not just impacted people’s jobs, but also whether they have health insurance in the middle of a global pandemic. In West Virginia, the uninsured rate has about doubled since March. Kara Lofton spoke with Kelly Allen, interim executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy on Facebook Live about the rise in uninsured West Virginians and what implications that has for getting on top of coronavirus.

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