West Virginia lawmakers can prioritize the health of our residents, particularly the 382,000 non-elderly adults who have pre-existing conditions by enshrining these protections into state law in response to federal threats. The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion have brought significant economic and health-access gains to West Virginia. Instead of rolling back health coverage, West Virginia lawmakers should protect and expand it.
Read more in Kelly’s blog post.
WVCBP Director of Policy Engagement Kelly Allen is quoted in this Washington Post article on how West Virginians have been losing coverage and enrollment in the Obamacare marketplace since 2017. One of the reasons may be because West Virginia is one of just three states banning “silver loading” which, if allowed, would give insurers subsidies to help them provide more affordable health care coverage to low-income families.
For more on “silver loading” and how banning it impacts West Virginia, read Kelly’s blog post from last week.
Read more in Sean’s blog post.
Tell your members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation to publicly reject the proposed Categorical Eligibility revision rule proposed by the USDA. It is never OK to take food away from children and it is time for the rest of our members of Congress to go on the record as to where they stand on this issue today.
Please send a personal note to your member of Congress.
Please join us for the release of the Criminal Justice Listening Project Report next month at the State Capitol! The West Virginia Criminal Justice Listening Project collected stories about the criminal justice system from over two hundred people around the state.
The majority of those interviewed have experienced incarceration or have had family members behind bars. The individuals surveyed shared their observations as pastors, volunteers, attorneys, correctional officers and staff of community re-entry programs.
The event will take place on Monday, November 18 at 11:00AM in Governor’s Press Conference Room.
Mark your calendar for January 15, 2020 for our 7th annual Budget Breakfast as we kick off the 2020 Legislative Session.
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