Reproductive rights are trying to place a question on the 2024 ballot to enshrine those rights in Nevada's constitution. A Carson City judge ruled the question was too broad, but an appeal is expected in the Nevada Supreme Court
Pregnancy often motivates people to seek treatment for substance use. Yet significant barriers stand in the way of those who want care, even as national rates of fatal drug overdoses during and shortly after pregnancy continue to rise.
The PACT Act extends health care coverage to veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange, burn pits and other forms of toxic exposures during their military service and makes over 20 conditions associated with toxic exposure “presumptive,” meaning veterans don’t have to spend time proving their disability is a result of their service when applying for Department of Veterans Affairs benefits or health care.
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.
Nearly a decade after Nevada implemented Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, the results are in — the state’s uninsured rate has plummeted, but challenges still plague the state’s health care ecosystem.
Katie Charleson, communications officer for Nevada’s state health marketplace, said it’s always a challenge to reach people in rural areas. It's causing concern that limited resources will throw rural Americans into jeopardy as the Medicaid unwinding continues.