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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. 

Pazina Eyes Keeping More Doctors In Nevada

Her “most ambitious” bill idea, however, is focused on increasing the number of residencies and fellowships available to newly-graduated doctors and health care providers.

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COVID-19 Cases Down In Nevada — And That’s Not The Only Good News

“Nevada continues to experience a rapid decline in the number of persons requiring hospitalization for respiratory viruses, including COVID‐19, flu and RSV,” the Nevada Hospital Association said in a weekly report Wednesday.

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Expanded ACA Subsidies Help More Nevadans Get Health Care Coverage

Open enrollment for health insurance plans in Nevada ends on Jan 15. It’s anticipated to be the largest enrollment for plans offered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the state’s history, a development that is happening nationwide.

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These States Tried An Obamacare Public Option. It Hasn’t Worked As Planned.

A trio of Democratic Western states hailed passage of their public health insurance options as important steps toward finishing Obamacare’s work of providing universal health coverage. But an early look at Washington, Colorado and Nevada show their plans to provide more affordable coverage to hundreds of thousands of people aren’t working out as hoped. In ...

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COVID Surge Continues In Nevada; Masks Recommended For Some

New COVID-19 cases in Clark County and statewide continued to increase this week but at a slower rate, while hospitalizations dipped, new state data shows.

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After Congress Extends Subsidies, Officials Urge Nevadans To Get Health Insurance

State officials are urging Nevadans to take advantage of low-cost health insurance plans available on the marketplace created through Obamacare, touting a multi-year extension of government subsidies approved over the summer through the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Nevada Dentists Seek To Increase Dental Care Benefits During Legislative Session

A dental insurance reform bill has been filed by Senator Heidi Seevers Gansert (R-Reno) to raise the requirement that insurance companies must spend on patient care. If passed, at least 80 percent of the money dental insurance companies collect from patients must be spent on dental care or patients get the difference back. This change ...

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Nevada Fast-Tracks Process For Temporary Nursing Licenses

Nevada has fast-tracked its application process for a temporary nursing license in an effort to ease the current shortage of pediatric nurses, officials said this week. The Nevada State Board of Nursing can now issue a temporary Nevada license within a couple hours to a nurse already licensed in another state, executive director Cathy Dinauer ...

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Some Of Nevada’s ‘Superbug’ Cases Found At 2 Las Vegas Hospitals

Cases of once-rare “superbug” Candida auris have climbed to 600 in Southern Nevada, with more than one-third identified at just two hospitals.

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Open Enrollment Starts For Nevada’s Health Insurance Exchange

Those eligible to purchase insurance through the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange include independent contractors and gig workers, those whose employers don’t offer insurance and others for whom premiums would take too big a bite out of their paychecks.

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