W.Va. Medicaid enrollment grows W.Va. Medicaid enrollment grows

BUCKHANNON (AP) — Per capita, West Virginia has the highest number of people registered for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion program in the nation, according to state officials.
The act, also known as Obamacare, gave states the option of expanding their Medicaid program to include people who were not previously eligible for coverage, and in 2013, West Virginia chose to expand Medicaid coverage.
Registration opened Oct. 1.

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