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State health officials say they will delay a plan to transfer many West Virginians' Medicaid benefits to managed-care companies, after criticism from lawmakers, providers and advocates.

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Gov. Joe Manchin's support for federal health-care reform has come under attack as Republicans try to tie the U.S. Senate hopeful to President Obama, but those who have worked with the Democratic governor on state health issues say a closer look at his time in office reveals a fiscally conservative record with mixed results.

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Some West Virginia lawmakers want to ban K2 and other so-called synthetic marijuana products, which are growing in popularity.

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A rising number of patients from the criminal justice system is cramping one of West Virginia's two state-run psychiatric hospitals, according to a new report by the state's mental-health watchdog.

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Weston facility overcrowded, records show; staff overworked, union says

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The West Virginia Dental Association says the state's plans to shift Medicaid toward a managed-care model is a bad idea. Behavioral health providers and advocates for people with mental illness have also raised concerns about the transitition to managed care.



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