Caring for West Virginia Children

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING, W.Va. — For all the liberal claims that Obamacare merits credit for providing health insurance coverage to those who lacked it previously, some states have been doing the job just as well – or better – without it.

West Virginia is on that list. In 2008, 6.7 percent of Mountain State children were not covered by health insurance, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. By 2012 -before Obamacare kicked in – the percentage had dropped to 4.5.

In contrast, the national average is 7.5 percent of children without health insurance coverage. It was 9.7 percent in 2008.

Mountain State residents and officials have used several methods to ensure as many children as possible have access to health care…

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