Census Bureau

New census data shows a quarter of WV kids were living in poverty in 2022

BY: - September 18, 2023

One in four children in West Virginia were living in poverty in 2022, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week. West Virginia was the only state in the nation to see its rate of child poverty increase from 2021, according to the data. That increase — a 20% change from […]

Hospitals plead with Congress to avert $8 billion in cuts in Medicaid funding

BY: - September 15, 2023

WASHINGTON — Health care representatives from across the United States are urging Congress to halt cuts to funding that helps hospitals care for uninsured or low-income patients who rely on Medicaid. More than 250 hospitals and health systems appealed to House and Senate leadership in a letter Thursday asking the lawmakers to avert or delay […]