Category: Public Assistance

Single Parents in Numbers

Tired of the continuing dependency of using the myth of the welfare queen by politicians to justify cuts to necessary services?  Tired of seeing single parents portrayed as villains and the scourge of society in the media? Here are some statistics you can use to back up your argument when finding it necessary to defend…
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WV TANF Misery Index is 160

Legal Momentum just released their newest TANF Misery Index based on 2012 numbers, the latest numbers available.  The TANF misery index measures how TANF is performing in alleviating poverty in families with children in the United States. Legal Momentum has been utilizing the TANF Misery Index since the beginning of the TANF (Temporary Assistance to…
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WV Medicaid to Start Charging Co-Pays in January

Beginning January 1, 2014, Medicaid recipients will be assigned co-pays for some medical services. A co-pay is the amount of money you will be expected to pay when receiving certain services.  The copays currently are broken into 3 tiers based on income with higher income members paying higher co-pays. Co-pays are for services such as…
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Medicaid Expansion Statewide Forum April 7th

Did you know that our state has the opportunity to draw federal funds to provide health care for 120,000 working families? If Gov. Tomblin says “yes” to Medicaid Expansion, the Federal Government will provide more than 90-100 percent of the costs to pay for health insurance for families who are working, but making less than…
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