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Medicaid expansion in West Virginia

It’s rare that West Virginia leads the nation in any measure of social well-being, but the state has expanded Medicaid to cover a higher percentage of its citizens than any other state.

AFSC’s West Virginia Economic Justice (WVEJ) program was part of a broad coalition that encouraged Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to expand Medicaid, which now serves more than 134,000 West Virginians.

Making affordable health care a reality in West Virginia

The Case for Medicaid Expansion cover

"The case for medicaid expansion" report cover

Cover for The Case for Medicaid Expansion, shot by AFSC's West Virginia Economic Justice Project staff member Beth Spence

When the Supreme Court made it optional for states to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income workers, AFSC and a coalition of organizations pushed expansion in West Virginia.

6th Annual Historic Thousands on Jones St (HKonJ6)

Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Join THOUSANDS who will be Marching for Justice.


Forward Together Not One Step Back:
We must stand for Freedom and defend Democracy
We will not be deafeated or divided
We shall pursue Liberty and Justice for all
We the People shall not be moved


If you believe, you need to MARCH WITH US, STAND WITH US and ORGANIZE WITH US!

Begin Assembling at Shaw University at 9:30. March begins at 10:30.

Whose Body Is It? Women's Rights Under Attack

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Panel Discussion with :

Vanessa Volz, Executive Director, Sojourner House

Susan Llyod Yolen, Vice-President, Public Policy and Advocacy

Kate Brock, Executive Director, Ocean State Action

Lt. Governor Elizebeth Roberts, moderator

The panel will discuss

Strong, Feisty Women Award

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 5:30pm


The DSM Branch of Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom invites YOU to a BANQUET honoring activist Jane Magers and columnist Rekha Basu.

Community & Resistance

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

 COMMUNITY AND RESISTANCE Tour featuring New Orleans activists Jesse Muhammad, Victoria Law and Jordan Flaherty

Health Insurance Reform Timeline

Health Insurance Reform at a Glance

Implementation Timeline

Learn about public benefits in your state

Online resources about food stamps, Medicaid, SCHIP, TANF and childcare benefits, by state.

Download the PDF document

Religious leaders call for political courage, vision, leadership, faith in health care reform

Religious leaders call for political courage, vision, leadership, faith in health care reform

Health Insurance Implementation Timeline

Health Insurance Reform at a Glance
Implementation Timeline

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AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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