CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Hurrah for Charleston's Covenant House, where staff members have helped more than 100 homeless or almost-homeless people sign up for medical insurance under the historic 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Hurrah for the Southern Appalachian Labor School, which is doing likewise for low-income Fayette County residents at sessions in town halls and community centers.
Hurrah for all other conscientious West Virginia organizations performing this selfless service, guaranteeing that left-out folks can visit a doctor or clinic without trepidation.
Nearly all the sign-ups bring free care to the signees, who qualify for Medicaid under the ACA expansion approved by Gov. Tomblin.
Health care should be a human right for everyone. Groups helping attain that goal are noble, and deserve public gratitude.