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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 5 items )  

Environmental Council of the States 2019 State Innovation Award Videos
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The Environmental Council of the States issued the following news: ECOS again presented its State Program Innovation Awards at its 2019 Fall Meeting in Seattle, Washington. States submitted excellent video nominations showcasing the results of innovative programs and approaches. Videos appeared in two categories: Air, Water, Waste, & Emergency Response, and Cross-Media, Data, Permitting, & Agency Management. ECOS Fall Meeting attendees voted for the best innovation in   more

Friends Committee on National Legislation: Eight States Now on Both Hungriest and Poorest Lists
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The Friends Committee on National Legislation issued the following news release: Eight states now rank in the top ten as both the hungriest and poorest in the country, according to recently released government data. New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, and West Virginia were on both lists in 2017. Now, for 2018, Oklahoma has joined their ranks. While there have been reductions in national poverty and hunger rates, the recent Census and Agricult  more

HIVMA Names Judith Feinberg, MD, FIDSA as Chair of Its Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The HIV Medicine Association issued the following news release: The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) is pleased to announce the election of five members to its Board of Directors and to name Judith Feinberg, MD, FIDSA as its new Chair. HIVMA is dedicated to promoting quality HIV care and advocating for policies that ensure a comprehensive and humane response to the global AIDS pandemic. Dr. Feinberg is Professor of Medicine/Infectious Diseases and Professor of Behavioral   more

Nearly 54 Million Americans Have Pre-Existing Conditions That Would Make Them Uninsurable in the Individual Market Without the ACA
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation issued the following news release: An updated KFF analysis estimates that almost 54 million people - or 27% of all adults under 65 --have pre-existing health conditions that would likely have made them uninsurable in the individual markets that existed in most states before the Affordable Care Act. The share of adults under 65 with such declinable pre-existing conditions varies significantly across states, from at least a third in Wes  more

West Virginia Statewide Census Coalition Launches Awareness Campaign on Monday
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Oct. 3 -- The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy issued the following news release: The 2020 United States Census is just around the corner, and a statewide coalition of community-based, professional, service and advocacy organizations is launching a grassroots campaign to ensure that every West Virginia is counted. The CountMeInWV Coalition, currently 25+ organizations and growing, is hosting a press event to officially launch its outreach, education and awar  more