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W.Va. tops in Medicaid expansion enrollment

By Katie Kuba The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — Per capita, West Virginia has the highest number of people registered for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion program in the nation, according to state officials. The act, also known as Obamacare, gave states the option of expanding their[Read More…]

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Funding retiree care a global issue

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — DANG it, we are living too long. Thanks to decades of vaccinations, improvements in public health, and lessons in safety, the average life expectancy throughout the world doubled in the 20th century to 68 in 2010. At the same time,[Read More…]

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More work needed to prevent pre-term births

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — There is no greater blessing than a healthy baby. But in the United States, about one in nine babies is born too soon, putting them at higher risk for a range of health problems. With our world-class health-care system, you might presume[Read More…]

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Coming soon: online testing in W.Va. schools

By Roger Adkins Exponent-Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The transition to online testing is inevitable, and school systems large and small are bound to experience some growing pains, officials say. The ACT will be online by spring 2015, said Dr. Jim Phares, West Virginia schools superintendent. Many other tests, including some[Read More…]

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