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Nevada has nation’s 6th highest rate of uninsured children

On the bright side, the number of Nevada children without health insurance didn’t measurably increase from 2017 to 2018. But it didn’t decrease, either, leaving...
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Nevada launches ACA open enrollment

Nevada kicked off its own online health insurance exchange to take the place of the one run by the federal government for the state's...
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Solutions, Desert Hope parent company delisted from NYSE

The nation’s only publicly traded addiction treatment company has been delisted by the New York Stock Exchange. The NYSE suspended trading on American Addiction...
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Urine test costs skyrocket in Nevada

In the last five years, Medicaid spending on urine tests in Nevada increased from 26,285 tests performed in 2014 at a cost of $4.1...
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Health providers urged to test for lead poisoning in children

Deborah Pinkerton took her grandson for his 18-month check up in August when his pediatrician found elevated blood lead levels. When Pinkerton’s grandson had his...
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Horsford makes case for prescription drug reform to Ways and Means colleagues

Rep. Steven Horsford delivered remarks to the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday encouraging lawmakers to “quickly” pass four pieces of legislation House leadership...
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Draft offers insight into proposed trauma center approval process

Draft guidelines released this month by the state’s public health department would authorize a new, lower-level form of trauma center and establish guidelines for...
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Nevada wins $1.8 million in multi-state settlement with Johnson & Johnson

Nevada will receive $1.8 million of a $117 million Following an investigation, Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced a multistate settlement with Johnson &...
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Goodman urges special session to retrofit prison for mentally ill homeless

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is reviving and revising a pitch made years ago by her husband and then-mayor, Oscar, to turn the prison...
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U.S. Supreme Court to hear LGBTQ rights case on Tuesday

WASHINGTON -- Can employers legally fire people simply because they’re gay, lesbian or transgender? That is the question at the crux of a trio of...

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