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The Case for Medicaid Expansion

The Case for Medicaid Expansion Cover

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

We believe expansion of the Medicaid program offers the best opportunity for low-income working West Virginians to qualify for affordable health care. It is our hope that this publication will help in the effort to make affordable health care a reality for all our citizens.

Rick Wilson & Beth Spence
American Friends Service Committee
West Virginia Economic Justice Project
March 2013

Coal-country teenager wants better resources to keep peers in school

Kyra Wells

ACE participant Kyra Wells.

In late February Kyra Wells, a sophomore at Logan High School in West Virginia, was at the State Capitol, meeting with staff of Governor Tomblin. She brought up an issue that is on her mind and on the minds of many of her peers in rural Appalachia: teen pregnancy.         

“A lot of young women are getting pregnant,” Kyra said. “What could you do to prevent it?”

Appalachian Center for Equality (ACE) Resources

Where Are They Now
Members of the 2009 BAPs mentoring group interviewed young women who had participated in the program in the past. The interviews and accompanying photos were compiled into this dynamic booklet. ($4)

Proud Heritage
A joint project of New Empowerment for Women Plus (NEW+) and the Logan County Improvement League, this 50-page book recounts the unique role played by African Americans in the history and culture of the southern West Viirginia coalfields. ($12)

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