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In this ongoing, occasional series, Appalachia Health News Reporter Emily Rice untangles the complexities and ever-changing regulations of Medicaid after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unite Us W.Va. Provides Assistance During Rollback Of Pandemic Benefits
Now that the state public health emergency has ended, monthly SNAP benefits have returned to the pre-COVID-19 public health emergency level based on the household’s income, assets, household size, and other non-financial factors.
Unwinding Medicaid: Changes To SNAP Worry Food Security Advocates
Advocates and officials are warning that upcoming changes to SNAP benefits could put West Virginia households and food banks in jeopardy.
Setting The Stage: The Consolidated Appropriations Act
During the COVID-19 pandemic, benefits were expanded and restrictions loosened to help immediate needs across the country. Now, federal lawmakers are reigning in this spending through actions such as the Consolidated Appropriations Act.
Lawmakers Consider Affordable Medicaid Buy-in Program
To remedy the financial strain on West Virginia families, lawmakers are considering a bill to create a high-quality, low-cost health insurance plan for low income residents to pay a low monthly premium based on a sliding scale.