05/07/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Kate Long.
CHARLESTON - West Virginia still tops Gallup Healthways' "Worst Health" list. Yes, the state is still at or near the top of every ranking of every awful obesity-related disease: diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, hypertension, you name it. Yes, the adult obesity rate rose last year to 33.5 percent.
But there are reasons to hope. The child obesity rate appears to be dropping.
05/07/2013 - The Associated Press. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar.
WASHINGTON, DC - Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say.
05/07/2013 - The Associated Press. By Jim Suhr.
ST. LOUIS - A bankrupt St. Louis-based coal producer’s push to significantly cut thousands of retirees’ health care and pension benefits was in the hands of a judge Monday amid prospects that affected unionbacked workers may strike if the ruling is in the company’s favor.
05/07/2013 - The Exponent Telegram. By Jim Davis.
Eric Kennedy has been busy since he started his new job at Highland-Clarksburg Hospital. The chief operating officer of the Clarksburg psychiatric facility currently under construction has had several meetings with state Department of Health and Human Resources officials.
05/07/2013 - The Exponent Telegram. By Erin Beck.
CLARKSBURG - Work should begin in the fall on a new parking garage at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, according to hospital officials.
05/07/2013 - Metro News
CHARLESTON - At first glance, the Tomblin Administration’s decision last week to sign up for the Medicaid expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seems like good deal. Almost 92,000 West Virginians who don’t have health insurance and make up to 138 percent of the poverty level will get Medicaid coverage and Washington will pay for it.
05/06/2013 - The Charleston Daily Mail
CHARLESTON - Having pushed the national debt past the $16 trillion mark, the Obama administration and congressional Democrats passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.