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Breaking 2-month hiatus, West Virginia PEIA Task Force discusses costs

By PHIL KABLER

Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Meeting for the first time since August, members of Gov. Jim Justice’s PEIA Task Force on Monday discussed issues with costs for out-of-state providers and with rising prescription drug costs.

Afterward, Mike Hall, the Task Force chairman and Justice’s chief of staff, blamed the long hiatus on scheduling conflicts of committee members.

“It’s difficult to get this group of people together on the same day,” Hall said of the 10-member subcommittee, which last met on Aug. 24. “There’s been an attempt for a while to do so.”

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