There is some good news for over half a million working people in the neighboring state of Pennsylvania. That state, currently governed by Republican Tom Corbett, recently received federal approval for his version of Medicaid expansion.
It's not a straight-up expansion of Medicaid such as what was done in WV by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. It's more convoluted than it needs to be and it probably will cost more and be less effective, but still it's a huge step forward.
If you're keeping score, this means that 26 states and the District of Columbia have shown a modicum of humanity. These days, I'll take whatever good news I can get.
CALLING BS. Here's my take on the whole "war on coal."