Ron Stollings on Health Care



Supports bill to cap monthly supply of insulin at $25

Stollings supported a bill that would put a $25 cap on a monthly supply of insulin. Currently some West Virginians can end up paying thousands of dollars a month for the drug. He also told WSAZ that the drug is necessary for type 1 diabetics, saying if they don't have access to the drug they can die. Stollings says he fears if it does not move soon, it will die there. "The key is to get it on the agenda. If we can't get it on the agenda, it's dead and that's sad," Stollings said.
Source: WSAZ TV-3 on 2020 West Virginia gubernatorial race , Mar 2, 2020

Coronavirus: $2m to prepare a plan now

Stollings, a doctor who is also running for governor, is looking for $2 million to help West Virginia's preparation for a possible coronavirus outbreak. "Where it comes from is not important," said Stollings. "It's just that we get some money, even if it's the rainy day fund." "I think it's really important for us to allocate this $2 million so we can get ahead of this coronavirus," he said. "We need to do something now. We need a plan now."

Two million dollars is a conservative amount, Stollings said in an interview prior to the Senate floor session. "We absolutely need to be thinking and planning for this coronavirus," he said. "It's a virus that's going to get out into the public. We can't stop it. There's no treatment for it. There's no vaccination for it. So mostly what we have to do is have a statewide plan and excellent communication system between all the health departments."

Source: W.V. MetroNews on 2020 West Virginia gubernatorial race , Feb 28, 2020

Re-examine Medicaid reimbursement rates to medical providers

The state Senate quickly considered and passed Gov. Jim Justice's proposal to take $150 million out of current Medicaid funds to create a trust fund. Stollings asked whether the bill does anything to increase the reimbursement rates to medical providers for government insurance. The bill does not. Stollings, a doctor who is running for governor, has said those reimbursement rates need re-examination as hospitals all over the state struggle financially.
Source: W.V. MetroNews on 2020 West Virginia gubernatorial race , Feb 25, 2020

Invest in more mental health services & foster care crisis

Stollings said he wants to see more financial support of foster and kinship caregivers. West Virginia also needs to invest in more mental health services, which can help the foster care crisis by enabling more parents to be healthy enough to parent, Stollings said. "These people with these diseases, particularly bipolar disorder, they aren't going to be good parents unless their disease state is in treatment," he said.
Source: Herald-Dispatch on 2020 West Virginia Gubernatorial race , Jan 8, 2020

Affordable health care should include oral and mental health

We need to make sure West Virginians have access to quality, affordable health care, including oral health and mental health care.
Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail on 2020 West Virginia Governor race , Dec 23, 2019

Would reinstate health department funding that had been cut

Dr. Stollings says he would reinstate all of the funding to health departments that the legislature took away two years ago. "The opioid crisis is tearing apart our communities, but it's not the only problem: our neighbors are struggling to pay for their prescription drugs, hospitals are being squeezed financially, and basic healthcare services are in jeopardy in communities around the state."
Source: 2020 governor campaign website StollingsForWestVirginia.com , Sep 23, 2019

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WV Gubernatorial:
Ben Salango
Jim Justice
Michael Folk
Stephen Noble Smith
Woody Thrasher
xEdwin Ray Vanover
WV Senatorial:
Carte Goodwin
Don Blankenship
Evan Jenkins
Joe Manchin III
John Raese
Patrick Morrisey
Paula Jean Swearengin
Richard Ojeda
Shelley Moore Capito

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D) vs.Murray(R) vs.Bonini(C)
IN: Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R) vs.Pisano(C)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R) vs.Peterson(D)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R) vs.Culp(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D) vs.Salango(D)
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