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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. 

Medication Prices Could Be Capped Under Proposed Nevada Bill

Assembly Bill 250, sponsored by Assemblywoman Venicia Considine, D-Las Vegas, and Assemblywoman Natha C. Anderson, D-Sparks, would cap the price of certain drugs to rates negotiated by the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

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How Medicare Advantage Could Become A Marquee Issue In Nevada’s 2024 Senate Race

When President Joe Biden delivered his State of the Union address to Congress in February, he drew a clear distinction on entitlement spending – his administration had pledged to protect Social Security and Medicare, while congressional Republicans were trying to cut them.

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Nevada Bill Would Require Equal Pay For Intellectually Disabled

Assembly Bill 259, introduced by Assemblywoman Tracy Brown-May, D-Las Vegas, would require providers of jobs and day training services to pay at least the state minimum wage to those with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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Workers Could Sue Over Bad-Faith Insurance Denials

Reno Police Department Detective Janira Varty was injured in 2019 during a car accident when she slid on black ice while on duty. Afterward, her entire body was in pain, and she was unable to lift things or raise her arms above her shoulders. Despite doctors attesting that her injuries were a result of the ...

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Mobile Clinics Really Got Rolling in the Pandemic. A New Law Will Help Them Cast a Wider Safety Net.

Nearly 12 years ago, a nonprofit centered on substance abuse prevention in Lyon County, Nevada, broadened its services to dental care. Leaders with the Healthy Communities Coalition were shocked into action after two of their food pantry volunteers used pliers to pull each other’s abscessed teeth. The volunteers saw no other option to relieve their ...

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‘It’s About Your Security’: Biden Talks Drug Costs During UNLV Stop

Biden spoke about how his 2024 budget will help complete the job that his Inflation Reduction Act couldn’t: lowering health care costs for all Americans, rather than just those who use Medicare.

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450K Nevada Residents Could Lose This Federal Benefit. Are You On The List?

Thousands of Nevadans could lose their no-cost Medicaid health coverage this year as pandemic emergency provisions wind down, according to state officials. Following a three-year grace period during the worst of COVID-19, Medicaid recipients will be required to reapply for benefits beginning April 1.

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Proposal Would Lure Doctors To Nevada By Helping Pay Student Loans

To solve Nevada’s doctor shortage, one Las Vegas lawmaker proposes helping doctors pay off student debt in exchange for working in the Silver State, all in an effort to help lure more medical professionals.

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COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Remain Low

The 14-day average for new daily confirmed cases dipped to 86 in the county from 91 a week ago, according to data posted Wednesday by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Statewide, the average decreased to 126 from 135.

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COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Inch Up

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations inched up this week in Clark County and statewide, while remaining at some of the lowest levels of the pandemic.

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