Understanding the West Virginia Medicaid Expansion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Under the Medicaid expansion Rebecca Legg will have insurance for the first time in nearly 25-years.

Like so many other people, Legg is confused by the new process.

Perry Bryant, the Executive Director of West Virginians for Affordable Healthcare, says that there are a lot of people like Rebecca out there. Bryant says call 1-800-318-2596 to see if you qualify.

Meantime, 118,000 letters went out to food stamp recipients and the parents of children already enrolled in government healthcare, to tell those folks they already qualify.

Letter recipients need to respond by checking the box on the form and send it back to the state.

The next step: wait for a packet of information to come in the mail.

Same is true with the 1-800-318-2596. Make the call, see if you qualify, and wait for the packet of information.

If you do not qualify for the Medicaid expansion program and you want to find out more about the enrollment in the Affordable Health Care Act, which applies to all Americans, click on the link below and follow the steps.

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