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The Trump Administration decides Obama healthcare exchanges will not reopen - we have reaction. Plus a look a vulnerable COVID-19 population you may not have heard about.

2020Talks - April 2, 2020 


Some states this year use ranked-choice voting. What are some of the benefits during COVID-19? Plus, President Trump and former VP Biden continue to battle over the Affordable Care Act.

Public News Service - NV: Health

The Anaconda Copper Mine was most active from 1952 to 1978 and closed in 2000. Dietrick McGinnis)

YERINGTON, Nev. – Members of the public can get a closer look at the now closed Anaconda Copper Mine site near Yerington as part of a free bus tour offered in 3 weeks by a group that advocates for clean water. The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada is chartering a bus from Reno on Sat

The fight over health care heats up again in federal court, as the Trump administration argues that the Affordable Care Act became unconstitutional once Congress eliminated the individual mandate. (Save My Care)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Some Nevada groups are slamming a move by the Trump administration to have the Affordable Care Act thrown out in court. On Tuesday, the Justice Department indicated in a Texas federal court filing that it now wants the judge to declare the entire Affordable Care Act unconstituti

At 82 minutes, President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address was long, but the record for the longest such address is held by President Bill Clinton. (WhiteHouse.gov)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - As expected, progressive groups slammed President Donald Trump's lengthy State of the Union speech Tuesday night, calling it hypocritical and full of untruths. The president spoke at length about unity, but then railed against illegal immigration and turned the spotlight on the

A new report shows that instability in the individual health insurance market is a big reason why Nevada children are losing coverage. (Shawn 1/Pixabay)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Almost a decade's worth of progress on getting Nevada's children insured has come to a halt – and has even begun to slip – largely due to changes in federal policy since President Donald Trump took office, according to a new report. Researchers at the Georgetow

Some health insurance plans in Nevada will increase by as much as 14 percent in 2019. (Hloom templates/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Insurance is saying health insurance rates will increase in 2019 at the lowest percentage in years – but that isn't the whole story. This week, the department announced proposed rate hikes of 1.9 percent for health plans on the insurance exc

An estimated 92,000 children nationwide entered foster care in 2016 because of parental drug use, according to the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth. (Aaron Gilson/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – As the opioid crisis has grown in recent years, so has the number of children no longer able to safely live with their parents. Children’s welfare advocates say it's important to support the foster parents and extended families increasingly being called on to care f

After an accident, patients may have some medical expenses covered by lawsuits. But that doesn't mean they can't use their health insurance, too, Nevada law now says. (Jaromir Chalabala/Twenty20)<br />

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – If you're hospitalized after an accident, shouldn't you be able to use your health insurance to cover the bills? Recent changes to Nevada law are designed to address that issue. Previously, when someone was transported to a hospital after a car accident in Nevada, the hospi

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada has added a range of foods to help clients target specific health issues, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. (Jessica Spengler/Flickr)

RENO, Nev. – In northern Nevada, health-care providers and food pantries are teaming up to address a common problem: What happens when your diet is causing health problems, but you don't have access to healthier food? The Prescription Pantry program allows doctors to screen their patients no

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