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Nevada faces $56 million Medicaid deficit this year

Nevada Medicaid officials plan to ask lawmakers for a special appropriation to fill a deficit caused in part by an increase in health and...
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Michigan: Oops, didn’t mean to sign Nevada on to anti-abortion brief

On Wednesday the Current reported that Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt signed on to a multi-state amicus brief supporting an Ohio law that prohibits...
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Fiore on vaccines: “If you think about it, it’s still a gamble”

When classes begin at Clark County School District on Monday, approximately 5,000 of its students will be missing at least one of the 11...
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State’s private “offender services” contractor refers parolee to embattled rehab

A pricey Las Vegas drug and alcohol rehab that is being sued for wrongful death and is owned by a company asked to testify...
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Child lead poisoning on rise, prevalence unknown

Reported cases of lead poisoning among children are on the rise in Southern Nevada. The increase is attributed in part to more testing. But...
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Former rehab worker: “Everything is about saving money”

Twenty-three-year-old Cody Arbuckle’s mother says her son’s stay at a Solutions Recovery residential treatment facility in Las Vegas cost him his life. The 15-day stay...
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The Sober Party?

They're recovered, and they vote.“This is going to be a multi-tiered, multi-year effort and eventually we’ll run candidates in recovery for the Legislature or...
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Guest op-ed: Junk insurance plans almost killed me. Trump just made them worse.

On Wednesday morning, the American people learned that the Trump administration had expanded junk insurance plans that are designed to allow insurance companies to...
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Advocates seek to strengthen laws regarding sterilization of disabled people

Disability advocates are calling on Nevada legislators to create additional protections for intellectually disabled people whose legal guardians wish to have them sterilized.A legislative...
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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...

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