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CHARLESTON, WV – The Capito for West Virginia campaign announced today that the West Virginia Health Care Association has endorsed Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s campaign for reelection in 2020.

“Senator Capito is working with our organization to improve access to long-term care through Medicare by changing the wait time rules for people to transfer from hospitals to nursing homes. This will have a major impact on ensuring patients are getting the right care in the most appropriate setting,” said Marty Wright, West Virginia Health Care Association CEO. “We endorse Senator Capito for reelection because she is fighting for the needs of seniors and all citizens.”

“The members of the West Virginia Health Care Association provide critical care for some of the most vulnerable West Virginians. It is important that they can continue to serve patients in need in their communities across our state,” said Senator Shelley Moore Capito. “I’m pleased to have their support for reelection so I can continue advocating for the needs of West Virginians.”


The organization is comprised of proprietary and nonproprietary facilities withmore than 11,000 beds. A majority of the facilities (64%) have beds of more than 90 while the rest are less.

The West Virginia Health Care Association joins the West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association, West Virginia Manufacturers Association and ABC West Virginia in supporting Capito’s reelection. Capito has previously been endorsed by Ambassador Nikki Haley, Congressman David McKinley, Congressman Alex Mooney, Congresswoman Carol Miller, Auditor JB McCuskey, Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. The overwhelming majority of the Republican members of the state legislature, led by Senate President Mitch Carmichael and Speaker Roger Hanshaw, offered their support to Capito’s reelection campaign. Republican National Committee Members, Kayla Kessinger and Larry Pack, are backing Capito. The West Virginia Federation of College Republicans was the first group to endorse Capito right after she announced her reelection campaign earlier this year.

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