Policy Goals


West Virginians for Affordable Health Care fights to advance the following six policy goals to improve the health and lives of all West Virginia families: 

Health Equity and Racial Justice

  • Increase opportunities for every West Virginian to live the healthiest life possible, no matter who we are, where we live, or how much money we make
  • Fund health programs that address the social determinants of health 
  • Call out and end institutional racism wherever it exists in our state

Appropriate, Quality, and Affordable Health Care and Prescription Drugs 

  • Guarantee quality, affordable health coverage for all pregnant and postpartum women
  • Guarantee quality, affordable, and comprehensive Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment and support services to all West Virginians
  • Expand quality, affordable health care services for children in our schools and communities
  • Regulate unfair prescription drug prices and restrict unjustified price increases

Robust, Quality, and Consumer-Friendly Medicaid 

  • Oppose efforts to reduce the Medicaid state budget directly or to cut progressive state taxes and revenue streams that could lead to Medicaid eligibility, benefits, or provider payment cuts
  • Maintain and expand current eligibility by income and categories
  • Streamline eligibility, enrollment and redetermination procedures
  • Expand benefits including comprehensive SUD and vision benefits for adults 
  • Increase home- and community-based long-term care and support services
  • Provide appropriate reimbursement to all Medicaid providers
  • Strengthen quality and accountability of Medicaid Managed Care

Advance Consumer Rights and Protections in Health Insurance and Health Care

Advance Health System Improvement to Deliver Higher Quality and Value to Consumers

Advance Strong Family and Medical Leave Policies