NEVADA LEADERS DELIVERED
Thank you Governor Steve Sisolak, Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, and Speaker Jason Frierson for getting the Nevada Public Option across the finish line!
The Nevada Option
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nevada doctors approve!
From a medical viewpoint, I welcome Nevada’s effort to offer a low-cost option for Nevadans to buy health care coverage that provides the care they need, without breaking the bank. What concerns me, on a nearly daily basis, are patients who delay care for too long until an otherwise manageable chronic condition gets worse. When I ask them why they waited to come in, they almost always cite cost.
It’s time for the Nevada Legislature to act. In the weeks ahead, our policymakers should explore how we can alleviate this burden for the 11.5 percent of Nevadans without access to health care and work with the governor to make health insurance more accessible and affordable for all Nevadans.
Pediatricians like myself notice that children aren’t coming in for routine immunizations and wellness child care visits. We later find out that they’ve lost their health care because their parents lost their jobs. We must expand access to comprehensive health care, and we must make that option affordable so every Nevadan can maintain insurance regardless of economic standing. That’s why I’m so supportive of the public option.
I support any and all efforts, like the public healthcare option that’s been proposed, that will increase access and affordability for Nevadans.
Many of the patients I help overcome addiction rely on Medicaid to afford care — but when they get back to work they can lose that lifeline and be unable to afford insurance. A public option would help all Nevadans living with addiction be able to get the care they need in my clinic and beyond.