Yesterday's Ogden paper told us “what a great thing it is for West Virginia that Republicans won big”
Here are some different points of view
From Phil Kabler, the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s political reporter, on the ramifications of that “big” Republican win:
In his one election debate, Gov. Jim Justice said he would sign the Fairness Act, extending state anti-discrimination protections to the LBGTQ community, if it reached his desk.
No chance that happens now, . . .
Last evening, the Trump administration (with the help of Republican state attorney generals) filed to overturn and invalidate Obamacare
From NPR earlier today:
In a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, the Trump administration has reaffirmed its position that the Affordable Care Act in its entirety is illegal because Congress eliminated the individual tax penalty for failing to purchase medical insurance.
Solicitor General Noel . . .
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Imagine where we'd be right now if John McCain didn't have the courage to deny Mitch McConnell his dream of killing the Affordable Care Act with nothing to replace it.— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) April 3, 2020
Imagine millions more without health insurance during a devastating global pandemic.https://t.co/1OXOm4eUxL
Maybe it’s time to switch the quotation marks
Another day and two more irrelevant Ohio editorials for the readers of Ogden’s local West Virginia “newspapers”
The first of today's Wheeling Intelligencer editorials is about juvenile crime in Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio. Neither Wheeling nor West Virginia is mentioned in the editorial. (Steubenville is 29.4 miles . . .
They had no problem blaming Obama when he was president; today’s column doesn’t even mention Trump
A 2015 Wheeling News-Register editorial
It was the fall of 2015 and then President Obama was set to visit West Virginia, one of the states that was being overwhelmed by the opioid epidemic. On the Sunday before his visit, the Wheeling News-Register editorialized:
It may be that some of the drug addicts President Barack . . .
A look at an important health care story that was not important enough for the Wheeling Intelligencer
From the Associated Press: "Trump, GOP states ask appeals court to kill ‘Obamacare’"
Here's the first paragraph for this AP article:
Taking a harder line on health care, the Trump administration joined a coalition of Republican-led states Wednesday in asking a federal appeals court to entirely overturn former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law — a decision that could leave millions uninsured. . . .
(This is probably the last time you’ll read about this)
A number of sites that cover health care are featuring a just-released study of Obamacare’s effects on the West Virginia’s opioid crisis. For example, Vox reported earlier today:
Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion is helping fight West Virginia’s opioid epidemic
A growing body of research . . .