West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Gov. Tomblin Sends Letter to Sec. Sebelius Regarding Medicaid Expansion and Insurance Exchange

7/15/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today sent a letter expressing concerns related to the expansion of Medicaid and the insurance exchange in West Virginia to the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Gov. Tomblin issued the following statement regarding the correspondence.
 
"My staff and I have spent the last several months analyzing and evaluating the impact the federally mandated Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will have on the people of West Virginia. It is important that we be provided flexibility to expand Medicaid and work with the insurance exchange in a way that best serves our citizens today, and in the future-maintaining sound fiscal responsibility.

"It concerns me that incomplete rules and guidelines provided by the federal government, to this point, will not support a successful implementation of the requirements for Medicaid Expansion and the functionality of the insurance exchange. The letter I sent to Secretary Sebelius seeks prompt answers to several questions, which I hope will clarify the remaining direction needed."

The decision to expand Medicaid in West Virginia was made on May 2, 2013. The expansion is anticipated to provide insurance coverage to approximately 91,500 working West Virginians.
To read the letter, click here.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977