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Blog WVCAEF July 30, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: Protect Our Care Launches Ad in West Virginia and Other States in Seven-Figure Campaign Calling for Action To Lower Drug Prices
Protect Our Care launched its second digital ad in West Virginia as part of a seven-figure campaign about the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs. More
Issues: Health CareHealthcarePrescription Drug Prices
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 29, 2021
CHARLESTON, WV: Health Insurance Enrollment Event – Aug 5th
Any West Virginia resident will be able to come to the event to get free enrollment or re-enrollment help for Marketplace plans. More
Issues: Healthcare
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 29, 2021
HUNTINGTON, WV: Health Insurance Enrollment Event – Aug 4th
WV for Affordable Health Care, Health Care for All WV, WV Citizen Action, First Choice Services, and WV Navigator, a federally funded non-profit program, will have their representatives available for free, in-person help. Representatives will be able to answer questions or provide enrollment help. More information is available by calling (304) 356-5834 or visiting www.acanavigator.com More
Issues: Healthcare
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 17, 2021
NEW TV Ads Urge Congress to Invest in the Home Care Economy by Passing the American Jobs Plan
New national television ads from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) urges Congress to invest in the nationwide care economy. The SEIU ads are part of its “#CareIsEssential” summer campaign to elevate calls for Congress to pass a $400 billion investment in decent, union care jobs that will increase access to quality care for Americans who need it.  More
Issues: Healthcare
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson June 29, 2021
PARKERSBURG: WV Summer Jam For The People: Democracy, Jobs + CARE – a – Van
We’re going on tour! Join the Democracy, Jobs and CARE - a - van Summer Jam: For the People concert series! More
Issues: DemocracyfreeHealthcarevolunteering
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson June 24, 2021
HUNTINGTON: WV Summer Jam For The People: Democracy, Jobs + CARE – a – Van
We’re going on tour! Join the Democracy, Jobs and CARE - a - van Summer Jam: For the People concert series! More
Issues: DemocracyFair RepresentationHealthcareJobsVolunteer
Blog Gary Zuckett June 2, 2021
Comments on WV polling on Rx Costs
Drug companies are among the most profitable corporations on the planet, especially in the United States where patent laws give them an unfettered monopoly to raise prices at will just because they can. This makes life-saving medications unaffordable for many Americans and needs to stop now! More
Issues: Health CareHealthcarePrescription Drug Prices
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson May 12, 2021
Your Story Has Power! Will you share it?
Many of us in WV are struggling to cover medical expenses, care for loved ones, find good paying jobs with medical coverage, or work hard but still not earn a living wage. Share your experiences with us & help make positive change. More
Issues: Care EconomyEconomyHealth CareHealthcareInfrastructureJobs
Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson May 3, 2021
Your Story Has Power! Will you share it?
Many of us in WV are struggling to cover medical expenses, care for loved ones, find good paying jobs with medical coverage, or work hard but still not earn a living wage. Share your experiences with us & help make positive change. More
Issues: Care EconomyEconomyHealth CareHealthcareInfrastructureJobs
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
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