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Cancer Treatment, Tobacco Use, Foster Care - An Overview of Healthcare Legislation


The House of Delegates considered amendments to SB 451 – comprehensive education reform – all day, and they’ve continued their work into the evening. We break down the day’s proceedings, and we have a discussion with the Senate Health Committee over several healthcare bills that are moving through the legislative process.

Senior Statehouse Reporter Dave Mistich joins host Suzanne Higgins to discuss the dozens of attempts to amend SB 451 on the floor.

Senate Health and Human Resources Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Maroney, R-Marshall and long-time committee member and former chairman Sen. Ron Stollings, D-Boone join us to discuss legislation impacting health issues in the state.

Here are highlights from the interview:

  • Childhood Cancer
  • Raising the legal age for tobacco and vape use to 21
  • Obesity issues
  • Access to treatment issues
  • Access to cancer care
  • Managed care model for foster care
  • Substance use disorder


Liz McCormick is WVPB's Eastern Panhandle and education reporter/producer. Liz is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and received her B.A. in Communications and New Media from Shepherd University in 2014. You can connect with Liz via email at emccormick@wvpublic.org or on Twitter @LizMcCormickWV