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With federal designations regarding COVID-19 set to lift next year, about 42,000 children in West Virginia are at risk of losing insurance coverage.

In a presentation during an interim session of the Legislature’s Committee on Children and Families earlier this month, lawmakers heard research conducted by Georgetown Center for Children and Families showing at-risk child enrollees fall into two groups: those who will lose coverage because they are no longer eligible — 23,057 — and those who are still eligible, but will have paperwork issues — 19,173.

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