Every day I am more grateful to live in a state in which the leaders have a degree of humanity. West Virginia is one of those states that chose to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. This is something for which Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin deserves a great deal of credit, even though he hasn't seemed anxious to claim any of it.
Two items made me think of this again. This New York Times article shows how the focus of attacking the ACA is moving to the states, where the forces of evil are trying to block Medicaid expansion, a measure that would save lives, ease stresses on working families and create jobs. This article from Politico shows that two states with different policies may share a border but be in different worlds.