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Governor Tomblin Approves the Medicaid Expansion
On May 2nd, Governor Tomblin approved the Medicaid expansion clearing the way for an estimated 133,500 low-income west Virginians to become eligible for Medicaid benefits as early as January 1, 2014.
In approving the expansion, Governor Tomblin released an actuarial analysis finding that over the next ten years West Virginia would receive $5.2 billion in federal money. The Medicaid expansion would only cost the state $375 million over the same time period. Put another way, West Virginia will receive almost $14 in federal money for each dollar they invest in the Medicaid expansion over the next ten year. In fact, the federal government pays 100 percent of the expansion cost over the next three years. Over time their percentage is reduced to 90 percent but never falls below a $9 return on every $1 that the state contributes to the expansion.
Behind all these numbers are west Virginians, most of whom work but work for an employer who cannot afford to provide health insurance for their employees. They are the waitress who serves us our lunches, employees of small roofing contractors, aides in a nursing home or employees of day care centers.
Governor Tomblin deserves credit for extending health insurance coverage to these working poor individuals and families. The chart below illustrates what difference the Medicaid expansion will mean to a family of three. The current income eligibility rises from $6,000 a year to almost $27,000 a year. Please write Governor Tomblin a letter of thanks for expanding Medicaid. His address is Building 1, State Capitol Complex, Charleston, west Virginia 25305. Thank you.
A Minute with Jay: Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse
INSPIRE Referral Packet INSPIRE was initiated to address the needs of adolescents 11-18 years of age who are at risk of being removed from the home due to substance abuse, legal charges, or CPS involvement. This intensive program is structured in quarterly phases and designed to work systemically with all key persons in the client’s care group (family, community, educational setting, legal system, etc).
IRS Launches On-Line Workshop for Exempt Organizations
The free online workshop - Stay Exempt - Tax Basics for 501(c)(3)s - consists of five interactive modules on tax compliance topics for exempt organizations:
Ways to Help
Volunteers Needed for Compeer of Kanawha Valley
In 2003, the March of Dimes launched the Prematurity Campaign to address the crisis and help families have full-term, healthy babies. They are funding lifesaving research and speaking out for legislation that improves care for moms and babies. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born prematurely each year. In 2008, the March of Dimes expanded the campaign globally.
WV Children's Trust Fund Benefits Putnam County Children
Free Mammography Screening for those between ages 40 and 49 who meet the criteria established by the Komen Foundation. Registration is required - call 304-345-9051.
Certificate Program on Worksite Wellness now available through Marshall University
Ongoing Training Opportunity - Conference of Agency Executives Monthly Meeting
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association of WV
Benefits Checkup, a service of the National Council on Aging
Boone County Stop Watch Facebook Page
Boone-Madison Public Library
Boone Memorial Hospital
Governor's Regional Substance Abuse Task Forces
Processing & Business Services
Imagination Library of West Virginia
Transit (bus to and from Charleston & Huntington)
Coalition for Community Health Improvement
Kanawha County Communities That Care (Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition)
Kanawha County Victim Services Center
Kanawha Institute for Social
Research & Action (KISRA)
Legal Aid of
Child Care Resource & Referral (Boone & Putnam Counties)
a Wish Foundation of Southern West Virginia
Hope - West Virginia Cancer Coalition
Hope - West Virginia Cancer Coalition
- A Program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited
Partnership for a Drug Free America (resource for parents who think or know that their child is using)
Prescription Drug Assistance
www.wvrx.org is an electronic free medicine distribution system for uninsured, underinsured and indigent West Virginians.
www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com is a family of programs to help people without prescription coverage save on many Pfizer medicines, no matter their age or income
www.togetherRxaccess.com is for legal U.S. residents who do not have public or private prescription drug coverage (including Medicare) and who meet income eligibility requirements
www.pparx.org is the website for The Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Grade (youth substance
Project Linus - Providing Security Through Blankets
Corporation Getting to Outcomes (R) - Improving Community-based
Regional Intergovernmental Council for Boone, Clay, Kanawha and Putnam Counties
Department of Health & Human Resources Administration for Children
& Families Child Welfare Information Gateway
A Mile – low income education and advocacy
West Virginia Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention
WV Adult Basic Education
West Virginia Advocates
West Virginia Child Care Association
Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
West Virginia Children’s
Justice Task Force
Virginia Children’s Trust Fund
West Virginia Council for
the Prevention of Suicide
Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
West Virginia Division of
WV National Guard Drug
Demand Reduction Program
Partnerships to Assure Student Success (training,
grant opportunities and events that assist in community and youth
Virginia Partners in Community Outreach (In-home
Family Education programs)
Virginia Perinatal Partnership
Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline
West Virginia School Health Technical Assistance Center -includes links to WV Expanded School Mental Health Initiative, WV Partners for Oral Health and WV School-Based Health Assembly
WV System of Care (Mental
Health Services for Children)
WV Underage Drinking Prevention & Social
YOUth Make a Difference
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