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Lawmakers Outline Merits Of Two Bills That Aim To Protect Coverage For Pre-Existing Conditions


We look at two bills aimed at protecting health insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions – one offered by West Virginia Senate Republicans, and one offered by Senate Democrats.

Host Suzanne Higgins speaks with reporter Emily Allen and senior reporter Dave Mistich for the day’s legislative action.

Two bills have been introduced this session (SB 284 and SB 561) aimed at protecting health insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions should the Affordable Care Act be struck down. Sen. Michael Azinger, R-Wood, and Sen. Richard Lindsey, D-Kanawha, join Emily Allen to discuss their party’s respective bills.


Pediatric physicians were honored Thursday at the West Virginia Legislature in what was called Tiny Hearts Day. A large group took the opportunity to meet with lawmakers about several healthcare issues. Randy Yohe reports.

Friday on The Legislature Today, we'll have our weekly look-back at some of the major stories of the week.

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