A Daily Summary of Healthcare and Business News
09/18/2013 - The Associated Press
CHARLESTON - A $9 million federal grant has been awarded to West Virginia to expand services to programs for mental health services and substance abuse programs.
09/18/2013 - Kaiser Health News
NEW YORK - As the health law's online marketplaces prepare to open next month, many people wonder how they will work. Who is eligible? How can they apply for subsidies? Will consumers be able to comparison-shop as they might when buying an airline ticket or hotel room?
09/18/2013 - The Exponent Telegram
CHARLESTON - West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced nearly 118,000 auto-enrollment letters have been mailed to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and parents of children covered by Medicaid notifying them that they may automatically qualify for Medicaid coverage.
09/18/2013 - The Associated Press. By David Espo.
WASHINGTON, DC - A large group of House conservatives intends to unveil legislation providing an expanded tax break for consumers who purchase their own health coverage and increasing the government funding for high-risk pools, according to lawmakers who said the plan marked the Republicans' first comprehensive alternative to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
09/18/2013 - The Washington Post. By Jill U. Adams.
WASHINGTON, DC - remember the appointment vividly. My infant daughter waited unknowingly for the shots; my 2-year-old son, worried, began to sing her favorite song. My son and I got our faces up close and touched my daughter's hands and belly while the doctor administered the immunizations in her thigh. Baby Audrey winced momentarily, then returned to smiling as she gazed up at us. I was amazed, and my son felt empowered.
09/17/2013 - The Parkersburg News and Sentinel
PARKERSBURG - The Leadership West Virginia Moving West Virginia Forward Leadership Conference will be held Oct. 17-18 in Morgantown.
09/17/2013 - The Associated Press
MARTINSBURG - Some of the 175 veterans displaced by mold in air-conditioning units should begin returning to their rooms at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg in October.