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PEIA Legislation And COVID-19 Emergency Food Support Ending, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, some struggling families may now have less government support for food, as COVID-19 pandemic-era emergency allotments come to a close. Appalachia Health News Reporter Emily Rice has more.

Also, in this show, the state Senate over the weekend passed a bill making changes to the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA). Health costs everywhere keep increasing, but the state program hasn’t kept up, causing some hospitals to declare that they would no longer accept the program.

In our latest episode of The Legislature Today, Chris Schulz spoke with Fred Albert, president of AFT-WV, and Del. Matthew Rohrbach, R-Cabell, the deputy speaker of the House, to understand the bill.

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