Tag: Health Care

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Blog Gary Zuckett February 12, 2021
WV’s Lone Billionaire, Gov. Jim Justice, Got $12M Richer During Pandemic – How Will Elimination of Income Tax Increase His Wealth?
The wealth of West Virginia’s only billionaire, Gov. Jim Justice, increased by $12 million between mid-March of last year and Jan. 29 of this year, according to a new report by Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF), Health Care for America Now (HCAN) and West Virginia Citizen Action Group. While the governor’s bank account is getting fatter, he is expected to outline a plan to eliminate the Income Tax in his State of the State address today. How much wealth will he gain from this proposal? More
Issues: Coronavirus ReliefCOVID-19Health CareHealthcareTaxes
Blog WVCAEF February 3, 2021
Broad Coalition of Organizations Calls on State Leaders to Protect Revenues, Public Services in Upcoming Legislative Session
With West Virginia still feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic recession, the state’s leaders face difficult decisions in the upcoming legislative session. Increasing numbers of West Virginians are struggling to feed their families, remain in their homes, keep their businesses afloat, and protect their jobs, all while fighting to stay healthy. More
Issues: COVID-19Health CareHealthcareTaxes
Blog Alexandra Gallo January 29, 2021
FEB 4th @ 5PM – Health Care: Citizen Civic Engagement Training (Virtual)
Join us for our 2021 Citizen Civic Engagement Training on Feb 4th from 5-7 PM, where we’ll be discussing the healthcare policies we’re fighting for & strategies to make those policies a reality. This training session is free & virtual. Mark your calendars. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
Blog WVCAEF January 29, 2021
Media Advisory – Bi-Partisan Legislative Effort Launches to make Diabetes Drugs and Supplies more Affordable
A virtual press conference will take place at 2:45 on Tuesday, February 2nd over Zoom to announce a bipartisan effort to pass legislation to make diabetes treatment more affordable. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
Blog Alexandra Gallo January 13, 2021
Health Care: Citizen Civic Engagement Training (Virtual) – JAN 14, 16 & FEB 4th
The Health Care for All WV team fights for quality, affordable healthcare for all West Virginians. We believe that healthcare IS a fundamental human right. We’re surviving a pandemic. Every single one of us deserves affordable & accessible healthcare NOW. The changes we need won’t come without grassroots support. That is, real, everyday people demanding from their state representatives what they need to make their lives better. If you want to be part of the fight, join us for our 2021 Citizen Civic Engagement Trainings. More
Issues: Civic EngagementHealth CareHealthcarePolicy
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson December 17, 2020
Thousands of WV Medicaid members get $1,000 in Dental Coverage Jan. 1st
Thousands of West Virginia Medicaid members, ages 21 and older, received a letter this week announcing that on January 1st, 2021, they will be able to get up to $1,000 in preventative dental care. WV Citizen Action was part of the Health Care for All WV coalition team that lobbied for this breakthrough. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareInequalityMedicaid
Blog Gary Zuckett November 23, 2020
WV joins Moral Monday caravans of mourning for COVID relief; elderly couple died within days of each other
TODAY, 2:30PM @ The Capitol - The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will organize Moral Monday caravans to mourn the nearly quarter-million Americans who have died from COVID-19, demand a smooth and open transition of power and lift up the moral policies we need immediately and in the first days of the new administration.  More
Issues: COVID-19Health CareHealthcare
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson November 6, 2020
TAKE ACTION – Defend the ACA!
TAKE ACTION - Defend the ACA! Add your voice by signing this petition asking our lawmakers and justices to #DefendOurHealthCare and to #ProtectTheACA. More
Issues: ACAHealth CareHealthcare
Blog Gary Zuckett October 24, 2020
PRESS ADVISORY: Oct 26th, 11AM – WV Groups to Speak Out on SCOTUS Vote Outside Sen Capito’s Office – Members want Covid Relief, not Court Packing
Charleston, WV – State and local community groups will hold a press conference on Monday, Oct 26th outside Sen Capito’s downtown Charleston office to make statements opposing the vote on a Supreme Court nominee ahead of the November elections and before Congress passes a desperately needed second Covid Response Package to help struggling citizens, small businesses, and local governments. More
Issues: COVID-19Health CareHealthcareSCOTUS
Blog WVCAEF October 22, 2020
17 West Virginia Non-profits Call on Governor Justice to reallocate remaining CARES Act funding
As part of federal COVID-relief legislation passed in March, West Virginia received $1.25 billion to address the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. As of October 19, there is still over $969 million remaining unspent with a December 30 deadline for utilizing the funds. More
Issues: ACAHealth CareHealthcare
Blog WVCAEF October 21, 2020
IN THE NEWS: Organizations share concerns about ‘Obamacare’ lawsuit ahead of oral arguments
The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, the West Virginia Citizen Action Education Fund, West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, and Cabin Creek Health Systems held a briefing about the legal challenge to “Obamacare” and the effects of justices possibly striking down the ACA. More
Issues: ACAHealth CareHealthcare
Blog Gary Zuckett October 19, 2020
CARES Act letter to Governor Justice
On March 27, the CARES Act was signed into law as part of Congress’ federal COVID response. The legislation contained Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) awarded to state and local governments. West Virginia received $1.25 billion. As of October 6, just under $1 billion of the state’s CRF still remains per the West Virginia Auditor’s Office. More
Issues: Coronavirus ReliefHealth CareHealthcare
Blog WVCAEF October 15, 2020
SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 20th, 1PM – What’s at Stake in West Virginia if the Affordable Care Act is Overturned
On Tuesday, October 20 at 1:00 pm, join the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, Cabin Creek Health Systems, West Virginia Citizen Action Education Fund, and West Virginians for Affordable Health Care for a briefing on the imminent threat to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what a decision overturning the health care law would mean for West Virginia’s people, health care infrastructure, and economy. More
Issues: ACAHealth CareHealthcare
Blog WVCAEF October 14, 2020
SAVE THE DATE: Regional Candidate Forum on the subject of Health Care
Cabell County Regional Candidate Forum On the subject of HEALTH CARE Oct. 19th, 6-7:00 PM   REGISTER HERE: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/health-care-candidate/register   You are cordially invited to attend and participate in our Virtual Candidate Forum for the greater Cabell County region, on the topic of Health Care, on Monday, October 19th, from 6-7:00 PM.   Candidates from […] More
Issues: Health CareHealthcare
Blog WVCAEF September 25, 2020
IN THE NEWS: How incremental healthcare reforms built the industries we’re fighting today (Part One)
There’s a common joke among single payer advocates that America’s healthcare system is not a “system” at all, in that its pieces don’t function or connect to each other particularly well, and that it has come together relatively ad-hoc, rather than being intentionally designed. This is certainly accurate in some respects. When you think about it, from providers to insurance companies to drug manufacturers the majority of the actual provision of healthcare in... More
Issues: Health CareHealthcareMedicaidMedicare