Month: April 2021
With about a month left in the Legislative session, Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that would establish a state public health insurance option. Senate Bill 420, led by Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, D-Las Vegas, would make the so-called Nevada Option available through the state’s insurance marketplace and state-contracted health insurers
Nevada Health Link, the online health insurance marketplace operated by the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, is offering even bigger coverage savings to eligible uninsured and insured off-Exchange Nevadans in accordance with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden on March 11.
Biden’s $1.8 Trillion Plan To Help Families Would Retain Enhanced Obamacare Premium Subsidies
A temporary federal policy aimed at making health insurance more affordable for tens of millions of Americans could become permanent.
The State of Nevada said Saturday it’s joining other Western states in resuming use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson doses.
More than 122,000 Nevadans are behind on getting their second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, state health officials reported Tuesday. However, it’s unclear how many have waited longer than six weeks, where there is limited data on the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines’ effectiveness. Instead, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is tracking how ...
President Biden on Wednesday called for Congress to pass legislation this year that would lower prescription drug prices, seeking to accomplish a long-held Democratic goal. “Let’s do what we’ve always talked about for all the years I was down here in this body in Congress,” Biden said in his first joint address to Congress. “Let’s give Medicare the ...
Lowering Medicare’s Eligibility Could Lead To Reduced Costs For Employer Sponsored Plans: KFF
Lowering the Medicare eligibility age could also lower costs for employer-sponsored health plans as Democrats pressure President Joe Biden to fulfill his campaign promise to pursue the policy. The Kaiser Family Foundation released two analyses Tuesday centering on lowering Medicare eligibility from 65 to 60. One analysis looked at the savings for employer plans and another the ...
Lawmakers Give California Businesses Tax Break On Forgiven PPP Loans To Boost COVID-19 Recovery
California lawmakers on Monday approved the last part of a COVID-19 economic recovery package, sending the governor a bill he supports that provides up to $6.8 billion in state tax breaks for California businesses.
U.S. health officials say fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to wear masks outdoors anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers, and those who are unvaccinated can go without a face covering outside in some cases, too.
Just a few months ago, California was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. Hospitals in Los Angeles were drowning in patients, and ambulances were idling outside with people struggling to breathe, waiting for beds to open.