Democrats in the state legislature are once again attempting to fix Nevada’s broken healthcare system with Senate Bill 420. Billed as a unique-to-Nevada solution, this new public health insurance plan would leverage the state’s buying power to bring down costs while ensuring that all Nevadans across the state have access to in-network doctors. They’re calling it the Nevada Public Option and we’re wholeheartedly supporting it. Here’s why you should too:
There’s a lot more to love about this approach. For instance, the proposal protects doctors and other providers by requiring that reimbursement rates be at least what they receive under Medicare. There is also a provision in the proposal that helps bring more uninsured pregnant women into Medicaid so that their health and the health of their babies are protected.
We think this is a well-rounded, thoughtful approach that ensures that all Nevadans, and particularly communities of color, have access to consistent quality care at a more affordable price. We urge the legislature to get SB420 across the finish line.
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