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As ACA Hits 13th Year, West Virginia Makes Coverage Gains

“It’s been 13 years since more than 156,000 West Virginians gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

As sweeping and sometimes controversial as the ACA has been, its longer-term effects are still being felt today at the state level.

Gary Zuckett, executive director of the West Virginia Citizen Action Group, pointed to a new West Virginia law capping insulin copays at $35 per month. The law goes into effect January 1.

‘I think we now have the best insulin copay cap legislation in the country that we just helped get passed in a very red legislature,’ Zuckett noted. “Which does show you that health care is not partisan.'”