Nevada’s Public Option Will Expand Access To Equitable, Quality, Affordable Health Care
June 9, 2021: United States of Care (USofCare) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Steve Sisolak signing Nevada’s historic public health insurance option legislation (SB240) into law, a move that will expand access to equitable, quality, affordable health care.
“United States of Care congratulates Nevada on becoming the nation’s second state to enact a public health insurance option. Nevada’s historic legislation will significantly reduce the cost of health coverage and the number of Nevada residents forced to go without health insurance because they can’t afford it,” said Liz Hagan, Director of Policy Solutions at United States of Care. “This is a policy tailored towards addressing the unique needs of Nevadans. We are especially grateful to our coalition partners, Senate Majority Leader Cannizzaro, the bill’s sponsors for their tireless efforts and relentless advocacy to make this law a reality and for Governor Sisolak’s signing, so that everyday Nevadans can finally receive improved access to quality, affordable health care.”
USofCare co-Founder and Acting Executive Director Natalie Davis added:
“States lead the way on improving the lives of their residents, often paving a path for national change. Nevada’s majority-women legislature — the only in the country — has done exactly that. By broadening access, driving down costs, and centering health equity, this law embodies the principles that guide our work every single day. This is real relief for the people of Nevada who struggle to afford much needed health insurance.”