Nevada Watch Posts

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

Health Insurers Pull Out of Rural Nevada

July 13, 2017

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange announced at its public board meeting earlier this week that residents in 14 Nevada counties will not have access to Qualified Health Plans (QHPs). These are insurance plans certified by the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act and qualify for subsidies to lower costs. Read More

Centene to Enter Nevada Exchanges in 2018

June 22, 2017

Centene Corp, one of the largest players in the Obamacare individual insurance market, said on Tuesday it would expand into three new states in 2018, despite uncertainty over the future of the legislation under President Donald Trump's administration. Read More

Nevada Takes on PBMs and Pharma in Broad Drug-Pricing Transparency Bill

June 8, 2017

A Nevada drug-pricing bill that targeted diabetes drugmakers didn’t make it past the governor’s veto pen, but state lawmakers renewed their efforts with a new bill that not only zeroes in on pharma, but pharmacy benefit managers, too. And this time, the governor is more supportive, according to one report. Read More