The Affordable Care Act increased the number of West Virginian’s with health insurance in 2016
From the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy:
The data on health insurance coverage showed that 96,000 West Virginians lacked health insurance in 2016, a decrease of 12,000 from 2015. In 2016, 94.7 percent of West Virginians had health . . .
It may not get many headlines but it still continues to do damage
Background for a study
As explained by the New York Times:
Last year, West Virginia officials asked the Obama administration to look into the health effects of mountaintop mining, a technique used to extract underlying coal. . . .
The National Academies assembled a 12-member expert committee to assess “new approaches to safeguard the health . . .
Rush Limbaugh on Hurricane Irma
The Washington Post details's Rush Limbaugh's Tuesday reaction to Hurricane Irma:
Rush Limbaugh didn't say the magic words, but on Tuesday he basically accused the media of creating fake news about Hurricane Irma, which is threatening Florida after hitting Barbuda and Antigua. The storm's . . .
Just in from Talking Points Memo:
Manchin Splits With Other Red-State Democrats, Praises Trump’s DACA Move
The article explains:
Members of Congress from both parties are furious at President Trump for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) ain’t one of them.
Manchin, who’s facing a tough . . .
The Intelligencer goes “all in” on Trump
This morning’s Intelligencer editorial, “Trump Abiding By The Oath He Took,” clearly demonstrates the extent to which the Wheeling “newspapers” will go to defend the Trump administration. According to the editorial, yesterday’s action by Trump (actually AG Jeff Sessions standing in for the President) was not about fulfilling his campaign . . .
Long-time readers of Wheeling papers, knew this was predictable. This past weekend a former coal company president was nominated to head the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Yesterday we read the glowing article about his nomination; today we read an enthusiastic editorial endorsement in the afternoon News-Register devoid of any . . .
Final August recess scorecard
August recess totals from Town Hall Project:
Representative David McKinley's total = 0
In fairness to the congressman, he did occasionally meet with business leaders, politicians, veterans, and on one occasion, a restricted small group of private citizens during his five-week