January 02, 2014

A little good news

I've mentioned before that WV Governor Earl Ray Tomblin did a great thing by deciding to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act last spring. The WV Department of Health and Human Resources, an agency with which I have had a difference or two over the years, has also done a stellar job of enrolling people in the expanded program.

As a result, per capita we have the highest enrollment in the nation. As of Dec. 23, that meant 83,000 were enrolled for coverage that began yesterday. I'm sure the numbers have gone up since then. It's nice to be on top with a good number for a change--thanks to those who made it happen!

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