Ideas in Action: West Virginia Senator Ed Gaunch

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When West Virginia Senator Ed Gaunch introduced a health care reform that he knew would benefit the citizens of his home state in 2016, he didn’t expect it to turn into a two-year battle—but that’s what happened. So, he persisted. And in 2017, in the wake of natural disasters that had left resources limited in the state, West Virginia finally passed volunteer care. Senator Gaunch’s commitment to the reform allowed his constituents to receive the health care services they need—without breaking their budgets.

Senator Gaunch’s commitment to good legislation has helped ensure that West Virginia’s resources are preserved for those who truly need them. And he’s not slowing down anytime soon. Watch as West Virginia Senator Ed Gaunch shows the importance of policy that benefits people—and why staying the course is the most important part of politics.