Category: Healthcare

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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Testimony of Sabrina Shrader Before US Senate Committee

Testimony of Sabrina Shrader Athens, WV US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging  “Dying Young: Why Your Social and Economic Status May Be a Death Sentence in America” November 20, 2013 My name is Sabrina Shrader and I am one among millions who are struggling to make…
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Medicaid Can Help with Paying Insurance Premiums

Are you eligible for Medicaid? And….. Is a member of you immediate family currently employed at a business offering group health insurance? If you answered yes to BOTH of these questions you may be eligible for the WV Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP), The HIPP Program helps Medicaid eligible individuals who can not afford…
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Medicaid Expansion: A Win for WV Families

On May 2, Governor Tomblin held a press conference at St. Francis Hospital to announce  that West Virginia will be expanding the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act to cover families up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Line. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) ‘is aimed at increasing the rate of health insurance coverage for Americans and reducing the overall…
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