In new phase of the immunization effort, community groups take a grassroots approach to getting out the vaccine
Budget committee passes surprise ‘premium holiday’ for public employee health plans
May 7th, 2021 - 4:56pm
Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton (D-Las Vegas), chair of the Ways and Means Committee, announced a plan during a Friday joint budget meeting to give participants in the Public Employees Benefits’ Program (PEBP) a one-month “premium holiday” during which enrollees don’t have to pay their share of their health insurance costs. That would apply to about 44,000 active and retired public employees, according to legislative staff.
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Doctors, hospitals, health insurance providers affiliated with national nonprofit mount opposition to public option bill
April 28th, 2021 - 1:00pm
A coalition of doctors, hospitals and health insurance providers affiliated with a national nonprofit group that has spent millions trying to kill public health insurance option proposals in other states is staking its opposition to similar legislation in Nevada.
Four years after passing Medicaid buy-in, lawmakers to consider new public option proposal
Casinos, other gaming establishments to follow new county rules on occupancy, social distancing on May 1
April 23rd, 2021 - 6:00pm
The Nevada Gaming Control Board announced on Friday that it will allow gaming establishments to follow capacity limits and social distancing requirements set by their counties when the state turns pandemic health and safety decision-making over to local governments on May 1.
Washoe to continue to work on reopening plan as other counties’ proposals advance through review process
Attorney general warns against scammers selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards
Lawmakers plan for enhanced federal Medicaid dollars to last through 2021
April 19th, 2021 - 9:30am
Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton, during a budget subcommittee meeting on Thursday, suggested that lawmakers plan for the extra federal health care funding to exist for an additional six months beyond the current date it is set to expire, June 30. Her recommendation comes as the federal government has indicated that the current public health emergency will “likely” extend through the end of the calendar year, which would, in turn, mean that the enhanced federal matching dollars would be available through March 2022.
After governor announces 100 percent June reopening goal, some counties share plans to get there faster, others take a ‘measured’ approach
Sisolak sets June as goal for 100 percent reopening as some counties prepare to get there on their own
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Senate committee advances bill to create ‘988’ mental health hotline, set plan for allocating opioid settlement funds
Lawmakers debate bill allowing terminally ill patients to take life-ending drugs
April 8th, 2021 - 2:00am
"This is not a question about choosing between living and dying," Assemblyman Edgar Flores (D-Las Vegas) told members of the Assembly Health and Human Services Committee during a Wednesday hearing. "This bill is about having control, and a choice at the moment of dying."
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In Carson City visit, Biden’s health chief announces extension of Obamacare special enrollment period
March 23rd, 2021 - 2:38pm
Becerra made the announcement Tuesday while visiting a health care center in Carson City. He followed it up with a roundtable that featured Gov. Steve Sisolak and Heather Korbulic, a staffer for the governor who previously directed the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange.