A Daily Summary of Healthcare and Business News
05/15/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Kate White.
CHARLESTON - An attorney representing hundreds of West Virginia smokers told jurors Tuesday that tobacco companies could have made cigarettes safer but didn't.
05/15/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Lori Kersey.
FLATWOODS - Enrolling West Virginia's 300,000 uninsured residents in Medicaid or a health insurance plan will be a daunting task that requires a total effort of various agencies in the state, health-care advocates and officials said Tuesday.
05/15/2013 - The Associated Press
CHARLESTON - Sen. Jay Rockefeller says 27 community health centers in West Virginia are eligible for nearly $2.5 million in federal funding to help uninsured residents enroll in affordable health plans.
05/15/2013 - The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON - During the recently completed legislative session, we discussed a number of issues affecting West Virginia's children.
05/15/2013 - The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON - Regulators already have waited too long to combat black lung more aggressively, and now there is more evidence that the spectrum of lung ailments is having an even broader impact on miners’ health.
05/15/2013 - The State Journal. By Andrea Lannom.
CHARLESTON - With Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's decision to expand Medicaid, many West Virginians could be part of that change in coverage when that it takes effect at the beginning of next year.
05/15/2013 - Metro News. By Travis Brinks.
CHARLESTON - West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in four years.