By: Ellen Allen

January 13, 2024

The 2024 legislative session is underway, and that always means a busy 60 days for West Virginians for Affordable Healthcare. Our mission is to bring a consumer voice to public policy so that every West Virginian has quality, affordable health care and the opportunity to lead an informed, healthy and productive life.

That’s why this year, our legislative agenda is laser focused on preserving and protecting Medicaid.

For three years during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the federal government gave states enhanced Medicaid funding to not remove people from the program during the pandemic. At the beginning of 2023, the program provided services for more than 650,000 West Virginians, including children, pregnant women, people with disabilities, low-income working adults and seniors.