ACA Under Fire During Trump's 1st Year

Jan 22, 2018

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On this West Virginia Morning, 2017 was the year of endless Affordable Care Act debates. This year could be the year we see the effects for the people who need health care the most. As part of the series “One Year, Under Trump,” Mary Meehan reports some Ohio Valley health officials are concerned that vulnerable patients could lose access to health care.

Also on today's show, we hear from Logan, West Virginia, where former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship made his first public campaign appearance in late last week. Blankenship announced he was running for U.S. Senate in late 2017, just after serving a one-year sentence in prison for willfully conspiring to violate federal mine safety standards. As Dave Mistich reports, the former coal baron -- who has often been a controversial figure -- met no opposition at his first town hall.