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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
Blog WVCAEF September 23, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Community Health and Justice Groups Call on Senate to Protect Our Care, Let Next President Appoint to SCOTUS
As we continue through the worst health crisis the United States--and the world--has seen in our lifetime, no less than the health care of the entire country is in the hands of the Supreme Court. Looming over the discussions of installing a new justice before the November 3rd election is the lawsuit challenging the Affordable Health Act (ACA). This lawsuit, California vs US,  is due to be heard at our highest Court on November 10th. More
Issues: ACAElectionsFair CourtsHealthcare
Blog WVCAEF September 16, 2020
West Virginia Doctors Call on State AG to Stop Attacking Health Act
Charleston, WV - A group of over 30 doctors from across West Virginia are asking state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to withdraw the state’s support for the federal lawsuit seeking to throw out the Affordable Care Act which has extended and protected health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of West Virginians. More
Issues: ACACOVID-19HealthcareInequalityKids and FamiliesMedicaid
Blog WVCAEF August 25, 2020
Health Care For All 2020 Virtual Summit, Sept. 21-22
Save the date! SEPTEMBER 21 and 22 from 6:00-7:30pm, we'll be hosting our Health Care Summit, hosting medical professionals, Medicaid experts, and average citizens telling their health care stories. Are you tired of struggling, or watching friends and family struggle, to get life-saving health care?  Do you think health care is a human right? Do you agree that West Virginians deserve better? We do and we need your help! More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityKids and FamiliesMedicaidVoting
Blog WVCAEF August 7, 2020
COVID Relief Needed: Demand Senators Pass a #PeoplesBailout
Covid Response Needed - Act Now! WV Citizen Action has been convening the West Virginians United table to pull resources and provide a local, state, and federal response to the pandemic. Here is what we’ve been advocating for workers, families and our communities. More
Issues: DemocracyFood securityHealthcareHousingInequalityKids and FamiliesUnemployment benefitsWorkers
Blog Alexandra Gallo August 7, 2020
Keep Us Going and Growing!
Our staff, volunteers and board members have continued to work hard through these challenging times. Some of the projects we focused on are highlighted in this update.  We need your support to keep this work going and growing! More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate JusticeEducationEnvironmentHealthcareInequality
Blog Julie Archer July 29, 2020
WV Groups, Community Leaders Call on Governor, Secretary of State and County Clerks to Replicate Primary Election Voting and Absentee Ballot Request Options
A coalition of voting rights advocates and community leaders representing poor and impacted communities across West Virginia is calling on Governor Jim Justice and state and local election officials to provide further clarity to the state’s voters regarding their plans to ensure a safe, accessible, and secure election and to mailing absentee ballot applications to those voters as was done in the primary election. More
Issues: Clean electionsHealthcareVoting Rights
Blog WVCAEF July 22, 2020
Demand a #PeoplesBailout & Access to Absentee Voting
We need you to take two important actions. First, our Senators need to hear from you on their late pandemic response. Tell Senators Capito and Manchin that our families need robust support now. Second, in this time of crisis, we need clarity from state leaders about how we can cast our ballots safely in the upcoming election. Demand that Governor Jim Justice and Secretary of State Mac Warner protect our health and our right to vote by making this option available to all West Virginia voters again in the general election.  More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsHealthcareInequalityKids and FamiliesUnemployment benefitsVotingWorkers
Blog WVCAEF May 8, 2020
Help Fix Our Broken Health Care System – Tell Us What You Think
Many of us were already struggling to get healthcare. Now, a global pandemic has uncovered even more gaps in the system.  Even more West Virginians are falling through the cracks.  It's unacceptable. We deserve better. And this Spring we we showed that when we come together for better healthcare -- healthcare that values people over profit -- we can win. So, what should we do next to fix our broken healthcare system? Tell us what you think! More
Issues: HealthcareInequalityMedicareWorkers
Blog WVCAEF April 21, 2020
Have You Lost Your Health Care During COVID-19?
Our friends at the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy put together this helpful guide to outline the options that people have to maintain critical health coverage during this time. Please share! More
Issues: HealthcareKids and FamiliesUnemployment benefitsWorkers
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