They could put off the inevitable for only so long. Now, locals who renewed health insurance early in 2013 to delay complying with mandates in the Affordable Care Act are feeling the effects of the law.
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No matter how much you think you understand health insurance, someone will always throw you a scenario you didn’t expect. That’s the case with John McGrail of Las Vegas.
There has to be a faster way for ill patients ensnared in coverage problems through Nevada Health Link to get help. And one local doctor said he has the answer.
Consider this roster a guide for the state exchange and its contractor, Xerox, whose officials we know want to get this stuff sorted out.
A proposed medical school would have a ‘massive’ impact on the health of the community, stakeholders agree.
We’ve been advising consumers that they can’t buy plans through the state exchange until Nov. 15, unless they have a qualifying life event such as a relocation, birth or marriage. Although that’s still the case, the state Insurance Division recently asked us to remind Nevadans they can buy off of the state’s Nevada Health Link exchange at any time.
Who hasn’t wanted to shop around a little bit? In this case, a local reader wants to know if people with workplace coverage can look for better deals outside the office. We also help a computer-averse consumer find ways to reach actual human beings in her quest to change her coverage.
This week, we help a consumer who’s essentially starting the buying process from scratch after her workplace disappeared.
Open enrollment in new health insurance plans is more than three months away, but that hasn’t stopped the flood of sign-up questions into our inbox.
Enrollment through Nevada Health Link might be over for now, but officials with the state’s health insurance exchange haven’t stopped thinking about how to improve sign-ups this fall.
That wasn’t so bad. When the state Insurance Division released the health-plan premiums that insurers have proposed for 2015, the numbers held a couple of surprises.
Xerox is supposed to stick around through November to run Nevada Health Link’s website, but some insurance sources say the contractor essentially has bailed on the project.
A Las Vegas plastic surgeon says he will still help a 3-year-old Mississippi girl whose face was mauled by dogs, even after allegations that her family falsified part of her story that went viral.
Robotic surgery technology introduced in Southern Nevada a year ago is helping women carry their pregnancies and give birth safely.
Las Vegas may be known for its glitz, glamour and gambling, but Southern Nevada is also making a name for itself when it comes to another endeavor — medical research.
Southwest Medical Associates has turned to telemedicine to treat its patients when they can’t make it to the doctor’s office.
The semiannual mini-internship program sponsored by the Clark County Medical Society has provided insight into how the medical profession works and appreciation for what Southern Nevada has in terms of doctors.
No matter your views of the Affordable Care Act, when it comes to treating the mentally ill, Lesley Dickson says it should benefit Southern Nevada at a time it needs some help.
For Lesley Dickson and her profession, the job satisfaction comes from getting to know people and help them. That’s what drew Dickson to psychiatry and an advocate of the behalf of patients and the profession as executive director of the Nevada Psychiatric Association. The 66-year-old Dickson, who grew up in San Diego, worked 10 years as a
The expansion of medical care to the uninsured under the Affordable Care Act is exacerbating a longstanding problem in Clark County — a shortage of doctors that’s likely worsen.
Howard Baron epitomizes many doctors in the medical profession in Southern Nevada — highly trained out-of-state residents lured here by the opportunity they saw in a high-growth region. The 53-year-old pediatric gastroenterologist grew up in Minnesota, where he went to medical school and did his residency in pediatric care.
With the goal of keeping graduates in-state, MountainView Hospital and the University of Nevada School of Medicine agreed Thursday to expand the state’s only Graduate Medical Education program, opening about 150 new residency positions within the Las Vegas hospital by July of 2016.
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