Nevada is ranked as the 38th healthiest state in the 2012 edition of America's Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.
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State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Nevada, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Starting in 2010, Nevada started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. To find out more about Nevada's participation, click here.
Risk pools are state-sponsored programs to help people with a history of medical problems in their family to purchase coverage. These pools are for people who can afford to buy health insurance, but are not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition. These programs can vary significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state are required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black. In the best cases, they allow people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.
Nevada Division of Insurance on health care reform — The state agency tasked with health insurance issues provides information on Nevada and health care reform.
Division of Health Care Financing and Policy– Medicaid — Works in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assist in providing quality medical care for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and limited resources.
Nevada Checkup — Provides low-cost, comprehensive health care coverage to low income, uninsured children age 18 and under who are not covered by private insurance or Medicaid.
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services — Consumer health assistance from the state of Nevada.
State-specfic information on the Physicans National Health Program in Nevada.
The Affordable Care Act: Immediate Benefits for Nevada -- How the Affordable Health Care act will improve the lives of people living in Nevada.
Why health care reform is important to Nevada -- This 2009 document by the AARP provides a compelling case f for health reform in Nevada.
The Benefits of Health Reform In Nevada -- The Democratic Policy Committee of the United States Senate looks at benefits of health reform for the citizens of Nevada.
Nevada Health Care Forum — A group of host organizations who come together to discuss issues impacting Nevadans health care.
Nevada mental health resource guide, offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Government.
The National Coalition on Health Care's information for Nevada -- America's oldest, most diverse, and broadest based group working to achieve comprehensive health system reform.
Find out what your state's health insurance exchange will look like.
Insurance companies were forced to return an average of $180 per family in 2012.
01/11/2013 6:01 AM
LifeHealthPro — The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange board approved user fees that will fund exchange operations. In 2014, health insurers will pay between $4.95 and $5.31 per month for each policy they issue through the exchange.
01/03/2013 6:01 AM
Associated Press — Nevada is one of four states with a Republican governor to seek and receive approval from HHS to run its own health insurance exchange. Gov. Brian Sandoval opposes the Affordable Care Act, but supported a state-run exchange.
09/22/2012 8:09 PM
Las Vegas Review-Journal — Exchange board members recommended three options for the state’s benchmark plan. The state insurance commissioner will make the final selection. The board is striving to minimize regulations on health insurance companies that wish to participate in the exchange, while reserving the right to add rules later if needed.
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