June 04, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $1 Million For West Virginia Primary Care Association

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,081,056 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA). This funding was made available through the State and Regional Primary Care Associations program and will help support WVPCA in providing healthcare services to West Virginians across the state.

“Primary care facilities across West Virginia provide essential services for West Virginians. The COVID-19 pandemic has made those primary care providers struggle financially as the patient to provider relationship changes due to social distancing and safety regulations. Facilities were operating on shoestring budgets before this crisis and need financial support to stay afloat and provide West Virginians with the care they need and deserve. This funding will go a long way in helping West Virginians continue to have access to healthcare, and I will continue to fight for the people of West Virginia to ensure they are supported and cared for during this global healthcare crisis,” Senator Manchin said. 

“WVPAC helps provide health services to so many West Virginians,” said Senator Capito. “It’s great to see this much needed funding coming to our state. Providing a direct link between federal, state, and local health care initiatives helps bring better services to the people in our state that need it most. This is especially important as we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges it creates for our medical professionals and institutions. I will continue to advocate for the resources our health centers need to properly serve the people of West Virginia.”