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Featured news in this section focuses on Nevada, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Nevada Health Link), the Nevada Division of Insurance (in the Department of Business and Industry), and actions by the state legislature affecting insurance brokers and clients. 

Nevada Health Link Warns Against Scams, Misleading Websites Amid Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for health insurance starts and ends during the holiday season, and during these bustling times are scammers trying to take advantage of people shopping for insurance.

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Lawsuit Takes Aim At Nevada’s Public Option Health Insurance Program

A Nevada state senator and the National Taxpayers Union have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 2021 state law that established a public option health care plan scheduled to launch in 2026.

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Nevada’s Health Care Industry Faring Well; Health Care Consumers, Not So Much

Nearly two-thirds of Nevadans experienced health care affordability burdens in 2022, forgoing health insurance, struggling to pay medical bills, and delaying medical visits for dental care, addiction treatment, and mental health care.

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Industry-Backed Study Warns Public Option Could Exacerbate Nevada’s Health Care Shortage

A new actuarial study commissioned by an anti-public option organization says the Silver State’s public health insurance option law could exacerbate Nevada’s existing health care provider shortage and reduce access to care.

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Nevada Health Link Enrolls 14,570 Nevadans in First Month of Open Enrollment Period

Nevada’s Open Enrollment Period began on November 1 and 14,570 Nevadans have already taken action to actively shop and enroll in plans in the first month.

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State Urges People To Complete Medicaid Renewal Packets; Procedural Denials Resume Jan. 1

The Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) encourages people to update their address and complete the Medicaid renewal packet for their eligibility to be reviewed. Denials for procedural causes, like incomplete paperwork and incorrect address information, will start on Jan. 1, 2024, for renewal packets mailed in November. Only the individuals who received the ...

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Nevada Among States With Highest Percentage Of Uninsured Children

About 55,000 children in Nevada were without health insurance in 2022, according to Census Bureau data. Nevada tied with Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming as states with the second-highest percent of children without health insurance, at 8%. Only Texas, at 11%, had a higher percentage of uninsured children, according to recently updated data from the Annie E. Casey ...

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Nevada Health System Accused Of Creating A Heart Surgery Monopoly In New Lawsuit

Prime Healthcare Services, a U.S. health system with 44 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient facilities in 14 states, has filed a lawsuit that claims Nevada-based Renown Health is attempting to create a monopoly on cardiovascular care. KTVN 2 News in Reno, Nevada, reported on the lawsuit on Dec. 11. Prime Healthcare filed the lawsuit after Renown ...

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Rural Nevadans Pay Thousands More Than Urban Nevadans For Health Insurance

As open enrollment continues for health insurance, rural Nevadans pay thousands more in premiums each year than their urban counterparts, according to data compiled by the Nevada Department of Insurance (DOI).

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State Opens Up Public Comment Period On Public Health Insurance Option

The public comment period runs through Dec. 20, is the first formal step in seeking approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the waiver that would allow Nevada to create a state-managed public health insurance option by 2026.

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