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On anniversary of benefits, groups worry about fate of Medicare, Medicaid

Fifty-three years ago, Medicare and Medicaid were born to ensure vulnerable populations -- low-income seniors, people with disabilities, children -- have access to health...

Stiffer SNAP/Medicaid work requirements counterproductive, report says

Making people work more to get food stamps and health care is punitive and does more harm than good, according to a research paper...

Rehab exec cops to the truth

If you want a revealing look inside the growth industry of our time -- the drug and alcohol rehab sector -- take a look...
naral.dems

Sisolak: Don’t trust reproductive rights to Laxalt

The fact that abortion rights are codified in Nevada law doesn’t mean citizens should be complacent.  That’s the warning from some Democratic candidates for...
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Flu season was nasty this year. Did you have paid sick leave?

This flu season - October through May -  was brutal in Southern Nevada.Sixty people died from the flu, according to the Southern Nevada Health...
preexisting condition

Guest op-ed: GOP should keep promise, protect patients with pre-existing conditions

A decade ago, I was advocating for Nevada members of Congress to support the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the time, I was motivated...
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Latest path to Fountain of Youth leads to convicted felon

After years of political and religious wrangling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved stem cell therapies, opening the floodgates for what's expected...

Sisolak slams Trump effort to dump protections for pre-existing conditions

Efforts by President Trump and Congressional Republicans to eliminate the Affordable Care Act's coverage of pre-existing conditions could put as many as 1.2 million...
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Gender-diverse community challenges state intersex policy

Georgiann Davis was 13 years old when a doctor discovered instead of having ovaries and a uterus that she had internal testes. Yet, Davis...
crossroads

Addiction treatment and the circuitous road to recovery

 The Centers for Disease Control reports 116 people are dying every day in America as a result of opiate addiction.  Addicts say kicking the...

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