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Health care: West Virginia, Joe Manchin, and the possibility of single-payer

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 . . .

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September 13, 2017

What's Senator Joe been doing?

On the role of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party

Manchin wants Sanders to help with protests at town hall meetings

While Republicans have garnered most of the attention with their town hall meetings, some Democrats have also had to deal with protests at their meetings. As the Washington Post reported:

But protesters have also gathered . . .

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February 25, 2017

Exit polls on the West Virginia Democratic presidential primary

Some interesting questions

Will Trump win big in West Virginia in November? It would appear so. From the ABC News exit poll:

West Virginia Democratic voters were among least liberal so far this year; fewer than half said they were liberals, vs. an average of 62 percent in previous Democratic contests. And in one last notable result, about a third in preliminary exit . . .

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May 12, 2016

WV polling and endorsements

Polling

Public Policy Polling released a new West Virginia poll yesterday. Here are some results and commentary from PPP:

Republican presidential

PPP's new West Virginia poll finds it's likely to just keep Donald Trump's recent streak of dominant victories right on going. Trump leads in the state with 61% to 22% for Ted Cruz and . . .

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May 04, 2016

More Democratic vendettas (updated March 17)

They're still out to get West Virginians: our "newspapers" deny Obama and the Democrats any legitimacy to their points

I've been doing this blog for over two years and one of the constants has been the Intelligencer and the News-Register's refusal to acknowledge that President Obama has ever acted for what he believes is the best interest of the country; that, at the least, his actions might be well-intentioned but, as the "newspapers" see . . .

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March 16, 2016

Manchin and Sanders - kindred spirits?

An additional perspective on yesterday's omnibus funding vote

You may have seen this morning's front page article in the Intelligencer explaining how our local legislators voted on the omnibus funding deal. Here's a bit more perspective on the senate vote (especially Joe Manchin's) from diarist Liberty Equality Fraternity Trees at Daily Kos:

Early yesterday morning, the House passed the . . .

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December 19, 2015

Some interesting stories from around the Web

Bernie Sanders, Robert Murray and WV employers

Can Bernie Sanders economic arguments work in West Virginia?

Last week the Washington Post featured an article on Bernie Sander's chances in West Virginia:

“We have millions of working-class people who are voting for Republican candidates whose views are diametrically opposite to what voters want,” Sanders said in an interview. “How many . . .

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October 13, 2015

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