Justice: It takes great leadership to do what’s right
Legislature's $54 million cut to state Medicaid budget compounds problem
CHARLESTON, WV — Today, Governor Jim Justice wrote letters to U.S. senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin III, thanking them for protecting West Virginia's most vulnerable citizens from further cuts to Medicaid and other essential healthcare services.
In the letters, Justice wrote that it would be "beyond catastrophic" if the 175,000 West Virginians who benefit from Medicaid expansion lost access to affordable healthcare. Justice noted that any federal cuts will be compounded by the Legislature's $54 million cut to the state's Medicaid budget.
Read the letters to senators Capito and Manchin below.