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Advocates call on Congress to extend health insurance subsidies before 5,000 WVians lose coverage

“Health insurance advocates and experts in West Virginia called on members of Congress Tuesday to extend subsidies for insurance coverage that were initially enacted in 2021 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act.

If the subsidies expire, 5,000 West Virginians could lose health insurance coverage while another 18,000 residents would see an increase in their payments.

People who are low-income will be ‘most impacted’ by this shift, said Jessie Ice, executive director for West Virginians for Affordable Health Care.”