WV Citizen Action Education Fund (WV CAEF) is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides original research and public education on progressive solutions to the challenges facing the people of Appalachia. We're a coalition partner with the Health Care for All WV campaign, and have been working to expand health care access and coverage to West Virginians for decades.

www.hcstorieswv.org or email eve@wvcag.org.

Decisionmakers won’t know our struggles unless we tell them.
  • Are problems with your insurance stopping you from getting the care you need, such as denying your claims?
  • Has a small increase in your household income caused or is causing you to lose Medicaid coverage? Did you turn down an increase in pay or hours out of fear of losing your Medicaid?
  • Are you living with little to no HEALTH CARE coverage? Are co-pays, out of pocket expenses, or prescription drug prices overwhelming? Are you struggling with the health and economic consequences of COVID-19? Have you benefited from the ACA, Medicare, Medicaid?
  • Does lack of affordable HOME CARE (child, elder, etc.) or PAID LEAVE (Family/Medical) affect your ability to work?

Please, consider sharing your WV Health Care Story. Decisionmakers won’t know our struggles unless we tell them.

Blog WVCAEF March 28, 2023
What’s Up with Medicaid? Changes Coming Soon! – March 28th 6PM
Join WV Center on Budget and Policy on March 28 at 6PM for a brief webinar on the upcoming April 1st Medicaid roll cuts, who will be deemed ineligible, and how to stay updated on your coverage. More
Issues: Health InsuranceHealthcareMedicaid
Blog Cassandra Wiley March 14, 2023
Inflation Reduction Act Roadshow – WHEELING SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2023 AT 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Come to learn about how individuals, municipalities, and organizations in West Virginia can benefit from millions of dollars of investments contained in the Inflation Reduction Act. Last summer, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act which includes historic investments in clean energy, energy efficiency, and community development initiatives. At these events, community members and elected officials […] More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEconomyJobs
Blog Cassandra Wiley March 14, 2023
The Inflation Reduction Act – Transition to a Clean Economy
Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action presents   The Inflation Reduction Act – Transition to a Clean Economy  7:00 pm Thursday, March 16, 2023 * In Person:    1st UU Society of Marietta, 232 Third St, Marietta, OH * On Zoom:     See link below   Illustration by Sandra Stowe for Oxfam  The IRA was signed into law in August of 2022, but many of us still […] More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEconomyJobs
Blog Cassandra Wiley March 13, 2023
“Bring Renewable Energy Jobs to the West Side” Community Meeting
Join Common Defense this Friday at 7 PM for a discussion on how the West Side can benefit from these new investments, and what we can do to create more opportunities to put people back to work and help people get into higher paying jobs.   WHAT: Bring Renewable Energy Jobs to the West Side […] More
Issues: Climate JusticeInequalityJobs
Blog WVCAEF February 28, 2023
WV DEP Holding Public Meeting on Ethylene Oxide Monitoring – March 2 @6PM
Over the past year, the WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has held a series of public events around its fenceline monitoring project and announced last week that it had signed a collaborative agreement with Union Carbide Corporation’s Institute facility to reduce ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions. It also announced it has published its final report on its monitoring project. A public meeting on the final report is set for Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wilson Union Hall on the campus of West Virginia State University. More
Issues: EnvironmentInequalityPollution
Blog WVCAEF February 22, 2023
Take Action Now for Community Solar
Tell the Senate Government Organization Committee that you support SB 627! Passing SB 627 would enable community solar programs in West Virginia. West Virginians deserve expanded affordable energy options like community solar. WV Legislators on the Senate Government Organization Committee need to know West Virginians want this passed to give all West Virginians access to solar options! More
Issues: Clean EnergyEnergy
Blog WVCAEF February 22, 2023
URGENT: Health Care Bills Need Your Help TODAY!
Take action TODAY to stop Campus Carry! Contact Governor Justice and tell him to veto SB 10, then let legislators know you support the Insulin and Supplies bill, the Medicaid Dental Coverage bill, and the Affordable Medicaid Buy In bill. Health care is vitally important to all of us, our loved ones, and our communities and these bills will improve health care access, affordability and equity for West Virginians. More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityMedicaidPrescription Drug Prices
Blog Cassandra Wiley February 20, 2023
Tell Congress: Crack Down on Profiteering in Medicare Advantage!
We believe that everyone should have access to the healthcare they need and people should come before profits. That’s why we are fighting for Medicare for All. To get there, we need to stop the expansion of privatized Medicare called Medicare Advantage, which makes healthcare more expensive for everyone while increasing corporate profit. Medicare Advantage […] More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareMedicare
Blog Cassandra Wiley February 16, 2023
URGENT: Health Care Bills Need Your Help to Get Out of Committee!
These healthcare issues need your action today! MEDICAID DENTAL COVERAGE BILL SB 269 would raise the Medicaid Dental Benefit from $1,000 to $2,000 a year for adult recipients. Dental and vision health are vital and inseparable from overall health. The WV Legislature voted to expand dental coverage for adult recipients of Medicaid in 2021. Prior to this change, Medicaid only […] More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
Blog Cassandra Wiley February 14, 2023
Public Hearing on Campus Self-Defense Act – Feb. 15th, 9AM
The Judiciary Committee will host a public hearing on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 9 a.m. on S.B. 10 – Campus Self-Defense Act. SB 10 passed the Senate last month and is now in the House. All three Democratic senators voted against the bill, along with Senate Health Committee Chairman Mike Maroney, R-Marshall. Please attend […] More
Issues: gun safetygun violence