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Nevadans hard hit by Medicaid ‘glitch’ booting many off insurance

More than 100,000 Nevadans’ who were disenrolled from Medicaid after a system glitch have had their coverage reinstated, temporarily providing them with insurance while the state works to resolve the error.

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Drug and alcohol abuse, housing instability keeps foster care system in ‘critical need’

“We have also seen an increase in the homelessness and inadequate housing and parental alcohol and drug abuse [category],” said Jill Marano, director of Clark County Department of Family Services. “And those still fit in that neglect category where there's some sort of condition going on with a parent so they're unable to meet the needs of their children.”

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