Author: Catherine Harrington & Madison Weaver

Fact-Check: Has the Affordable Care Act Given 200,000-plus West Virginians Coverage?

During the 2018 midterm elections, many Democrats across the country argued that they would be better positioned than their Republican rivals to protect Americans’ health insurance provided under the Affordable Care Act. The 2018 election cycle may be over now, but the West Virginia Democratic Party continues to make that […]

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Fact-check: Has West Virginia’s Foster Care Caseload Jumped by Two-thirds in Recent Years?

West Virginia is reeling from the opioid epidemic, including a significant impact on children whose parents have become addicted. During recent testimony before the state Senate, Jeremiah Samples, the deputy secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, sought to explain exactly how big that impact has been. […]

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Fact-check: Would One Fentanyl Seizure Be Able to Kill Every West Virginian 32 Times Over?

When President Donald Trump announced that he would go around Congress to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border by declaring a national emergency, U.S. Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., tweeted a video supporting the idea. In the Feb. 15 video, Miller said, “West Virginia has been hit especially hard by illegal drugs […]

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