Thousands of West Virginians breathed a sigh of relief when Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced a long-awaited decision to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income workers under the Affordable Care Act. According to Gov. Tomblin, “We anticipate expansion will allow us to provide insurance coverage to approximately 91,500 working West Virginians, significantly reducing the number of uninsured.” Some estimates of the number of people covered are much higher.
Cover for The Case for Medicaid Expansion, shot by AFSC's West Virginia Economic Justice Project staff member Beth Spence.
We believe expansion of the Medicaid program offers the best opportunity for low-income working West Virginians to qualify for affordable health care. It is our hope that this publication will help in the effort to make affordable health care a reality for all our citizens.
Rick Wilson & Beth Spence American Friends Service Committee West Virginia Economic Justice Project March 2013
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