WVCBP 10th Anniversary Celebration

August 18, 2017
Join us as we look back on our first 10 years! Celebrate with us on December 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the new Upper Clendenin Lobby of the Charleston Civic Center. Register here!

SNAP Helps Over 81,000 West Virginia Workers

July 7, 2017
SNAP plays a crucial role helping workers in low-paying jobs afford a basic diet in West Virginia. Each year between 2013 and 2015, an average of 81,000 West Virginia workers lived in households that participated in SNAP within the last year, according to analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

State of Working West Virginia – 2017

September 8, 2017
[Charleston, WV] – Poverty is a persistent problem in West Virginia, where tens of thousands of West Virginians live in poverty because their jobs do not pay a living wage. Read the full report. This 10th annual State of Working West Virginia focuses on low-wage work, including demographics of those who do the work; the industries that employ them; geographic factors; the role of public programs supporting low-wage workers; and policy recommendations to improve economic well-being.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act: Hurting Our Health and Our Economy

January 24, 2017
This West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report, Repealing the Affordable Care Act: Hurting Our Health and Our Economy, provides a detailed analysis of the human and economic impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in West Virginia. Read the full report. Repealing the ACA would have far-reaching effects throughout the Mountain State, including the dismantling of Medicaid expansion and the individual Marketplace, which would cause 184,000 West Virginians to lose their health insurance.
 
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    State of Working West Virginia – 2017
    September 8, 2017 [Charleston, WV] – Poverty is a persistent problem in West Virginia, where tens of thousands of West Virginians live in poverty because their jobs do not pay a living wage.…
    West Virginia Economy Would Suffer Under Proposed Health Care Plans
    June 27, 2017 This West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report, West Virginia Economy Would Suffer Under Proposed Health Care Plans, breaks down the economic gains the state has experienced since the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the devastating impacts its repeal could have in West Virginia, specifically in rural areas with higher concentrations of health-care jobs.…
    On the Brink: Closing West Virginia’s Budget Gap
    April 13, 2017 This West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy Issue Brief, On the Brink: Closing West Virginia’s Budget Gap, released today, details the various budget proposals offered by Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature to close the state’s nearly $500 million budget deficit.…
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    Cassidy-Graham is the Latest Attempt to Take Away Healthcare Coverage from Thousands of West Virginians
    September 15, 2017 The latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Cassidy-Graham bill, would cut West Virginia’s funding for Medicaid by $2.0 billion by 2027. This would undermine health coverage for tens of thousands of West Virginian’s and threaten the state’s historic gains in health coverage stemming from the Affordable Care Act.…
    Senate Health Bill (BCRA) Would Hit West Virginia Hardest
    July 23, 2017 While it is unclear what version of the legislation the U.S. Senate will plan to take up on Tuesday (7/25) when they vote to proceed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the revised version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) would be particularly harmful to West Virginians.…
    SNAP Helps Over 81,000 West Virginia Workers
    July 7, 2017 SNAP plays a crucial role helping workers in low-paying jobs afford a basic diet in West Virginia. Each year between 2013 and 2015, an average of 81,000 West Virginia workers lived in households that participated in SNAP within the last year, according to analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.…
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