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Here’s what passed (and what failed) at the special session

Nevada’s 31st Special Session ended with a whimper Sunday as legislators resignedly finished the process of slashing hundreds of millions of dollars from health...

Delays in COVID-19 relief funds threaten upgrades to tribal health care 

Part of the federal funding sent to Native American tribes for COVID-19 relief could be used to build long-sought health infrastructure, though conditions placed...
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Nevada lawmakers consider slashing millions in Medicaid services

Years of efforts to build up Nevada’s lackluster health care are being readied for a systematic dismantling, necessitated by an unprecedented budget shortfall caused...
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Supreme Court sides with religious employers in health care, workplace cases

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Trump administration effort to exempt employers with religious or moral concerns from complying with...
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Roberts does it again: Joins liberals in striking down abortion law

WASHINGTON — In a major victory for reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a controversial Louisiana law that critics said would have...
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For seniors, heat and Covid create ‘a perfect storm for bad things,’ researchers warn

As summertime temperatures climb in Nevada and across the country, baby boomers— the generation born between 1946 and 1964— will be among the hardest...
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UMC projecting ‘significant’ loss after years of recovery

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, the county-run hospital that has taken a leading role in Southern Nevada's coronavirus response, now faces "historical financial...
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Already bottom-ranked, Nevada unprepared for ‘mental health catastrophe’

Mental health providers across the country are reporting increased demand for their services as the nation grapples with an uncertain economic environment and the...
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Beleaguered psychiatric hospital quietly shutters permanently

A private psychiatric facility that found itself in trouble with federal and state regulators over substandard patient care has permanently shut down.Signs taped to...
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From hospital, Justice Ginsburg slams Trump birth control rules

WASHINGTON — Hospitalization for a gallbladder condition didn’t stop U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from assailing Trump administration’s birth control rules on...

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