West Virginia

124,000 West Virginians with disabilities are at risk of losing the services that enable them to live and participate in their community.
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West Virginia stands to lose $14 billion in federal funding for Medicaid, CHIP, and financial assistance for marketplace coverage. Medicaid provides 124,000 people with disabilities in West Virginia with access to critical care that helps them live independently. 

If you care about people with disabilities – if you or someone you love is supported by Medicaid, please take action NOW

You matter, your story about Medicaid is critical, and your call makes a difference.  

Call your Representatives at: (202) 224-3121
You’ll be directed to an operator at the Capitol switchboard. This switchboard can direct you to both senators as well as representatives.

What to Say

It is absolutely essential to make the case to your representatives Senator Moore, Senator Manchin, and Governor Justice, about the impact of the Medicaid per capita caps on community services and supports for individuals with disabilities.

Please, whether you’re a lifelong activist or haven’t voted in years – take five minutes today to help defend essential services for people with disabilities.

Many people with disabilities are unaware that the services they receive are part of Medicaid. Services funded through Medicaid are provided through many programs. If you’re a person with a disability and you receive any community-based support, it’s very likely through Medicaid.

Services Funded Through Medicaid

Your Representatives

172 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
 
Dana Richter
Legislative Assistant
202-224-6472
 
306 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
 
Katie Cassling
Legislative Assistant
202-224-3954
 

State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 558 2000
(888) 438 2731
Request a Meeting

Key messages:

  • Do NOT support the American Health Care Act.  
  • Do NOT allow Medicaid to be gutted.  Per Capita Caps would decimate the program on which people with disabilities and seniors rely for critical healthcare and community services.  
  • Do NOT allow states to opt out of requiring health plans to cover basic health care and keep it affordable for people with pre-existing conditions, including people with disabilities.

Learn About the Impact of the Senate Bill on West Virginians:

Learn More About the Impact of the AHCA on West Virginia

Mental Health and the AHCA (the Bazelon Center)
 
West Virginia Harmed By Medicaid Caps (Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and NHeLP)
 
Medicaid in West Virginia(Kaiser Family Foundation)
 
 
Medicaid Works: How Cuts Would Harm West Virginia (Center of Budget and Policy Priorities)
 
Medicaid Facts – West Virginia (Children’s Hospital Association)
 
Medicaid Per Capita Caps Hurt Kids (National Health Law Program)
 
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