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West Virginia healthcare bills now in governor's hands

AP/USA Today, April 15, 2009

After 60 days of dealmaking, compromise, and defeat, the fate of West Virginia's remaining healthcare legislation is now in the hands of Gov. Joe Manchin. Without committing himself to definite actions, Manchin held out cautious praise for a proposal to create a new office to oversee healthcare in the state. One proposal would establish pilot projects for "medical home" healthcare models in which a physician or clinic coordinates all aspects of a patient's care.