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11/14/2013 - The Inter-Mountain
BUCKHANNON - St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary members have had a busy fall and it will continue to be busy for the next few months. September saw members attending the annual Auxiliary of West Virginia Hospital Association state meeting at the Greenbrier. Buckhannon auxiliary member Diana Simmons began her second year as state president at that meeting.
11/14/2013 - The State Journal. By April Kaull.
WASHINGTON, DC -
Federal officials say 1,150 Ohio residents successfully picked health insurance plans last month through the new online marketplace created by President Barack Obama's law. The same report shows Kentuckians have completed 50,279 applications during the same period. Of those Kentucky applicants, 28,676 qualify for Medicaid. It also shows that 5,586 people have signed up for traditional insurance coverage. In West Virginia, a total of 3,807 completed applications on health care web site. A little more than half were eligible for a private insurance plan offered through the marketplace.
11/14/2013 - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC - Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law, officials said Thursday.
11/13/2013 - Davis Health System
ELKINS - Davis Health System (DHS) has taken steps to make sure help is available to patients when it comes to the Health Insurance Marketplace.
11/13/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Lori Kersey.
CHARLESTON - More health insurance enrollment help is on the way for West Virginia residents.
11/13/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Eric Eyre.
CHARLESTON - West Virginia lawmakers are passing bills with inaccurate and biased estimates of how much the proposals will cost, and little is being done about it, according to a report released Tuesday.
11/13/2013 - The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON - The tea party afflicted Republicans are by and large refusing to implement Affordable Care Act, as the Gazette's editorial of Oct. 22 points out. They would rather stay with the same broken system that leaves millions without coverage and continues to rob Peter to pay Paul.