- Exchanges: The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange was formally established in June 2011. Ten board members were appointed in September 2011, and implementation efforts are ongoing. The board approved a $72 million contract in August for exchange business operations and enrollment services. The contract will run through 2016 and includes project management, service center operation, oversight, and compliance.
- Essential Health Benefits: The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange recommended selecting a small employer HMO plan as the state’s EHB benchmark.
- Medicaid Expansion: Governor Sandoval announced in December that the state will be expanding Medicaid.
- Medicare Advantage Enrollment: Nevada currently has 127,053 seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage, or about 33% of all Medicare beneficiaries.
NEWS OF NOTE
» Las Vegas Review-Journal – Some Nevadans may see higher premiums under Obamacare
» The Las Vegas Sun – Sandoval Takes Moderate Approach to Health Care Law
» Sandoval Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act (press release)
» The Las Vegas Sun – Federal Health Care Law Could Cost Nevada $574 million, Officials Say
» The Las Vegas Sun – Nevada Moving Forward to Fulfill Obama Health Law