Nevada Watch Posts

How Medicaid, and its Costs, Grew in Nevada

September 7, 2017

Nevada’s Medicaid program, caught in the political crossfire over rising health-care costs, is far different than the limited federal-state health insurance partnership for the “deserving poor” that President Lyndon Johnson unveiled in 1965. Read More

Anthem Move Off Nevada Insurance Exchange Could Affect Thousands

August 10, 2017

The looming departure affects 31,496 Nevadans, according to figures provided by the the Nevada Division of Insurance. It also underscores the continued volatility of the insurance market amid uncertainty about how federal regulations may change health coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Read More

Senate Republicans Release New Obamacare Repeal Bill

July 13, 2017

Senate Republicans released a new draft of their bill to repeal Obamacare Thursday, which tentatively includes a controversial amendment from Ted Cruz. The change is aimed at building enough GOP support to open debate on the bill next week, but it's not clear the votes will be there. Read More