- Exchanges: The West Virginia Health Benefits Exchange was established in April 2011. The state’s Office of the Insurance Commissioner is tasked with staffing the board and continues to hire and appoint personnel. The state is preparing for a partial launch of the exchange in mid-2012.
- Medicaid Expansion: No official decision has been announced regarding Medicaid expansion.
- Medicare Advantage Enrollment: West Virginia currently has 85,869 seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage, or about 22% of all Medicare beneficiaries.
NEWS OF NOTE
» Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision on Federal Health Care (press release)
» Bloomberg Businessweek – W.Va. Officials to Discuss Medicaid Changes
» Charleston Daily Mail – Statewide Poll Shows Many Back Repeal of Health Care Law
» Charleston Daily Mail – State Health Insurance Exchange in Limbo