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US, Nevada rates of kids without health insurance increase

After hitting all-time low of 4.7 percent in 2016, the rate of uninsured children nationwide ticked back up for the first time in a decade in 2017 to 5 percent, a report by Georgetown University shows. Nevada’s rate climbed to 8 percent.

Nevada health insurance exchange ad campaign to target millennials

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange ads will show young adults having accidents — like walking into a fountain while staring at a cell phone — and grappling with the financial consequences of being without insurance.

Small hikes likely for Nevada health insurance plans in 2019

Plans offered on the state’s health insurance exchange are expected to climb an average of 1.9 percent, while off-exchange plans will see an average 3.1 percent rate increase, the state’s Division of Insurance announced Tuesday.

Proposal would ease penalties under new Nevada opioid law

Instead of the strict rules contained in draft regulations made public in January, the consequences for violations of the law would be left to the state medical board’s discretion, based on a prescriber’s “good faith attempts at compliance.”

Nevada heroin overdose deaths have nearly tripled since 2010

Overall opioid-related overdose deaths have decreased slightly in Nevada since 2010, but data presented Thursday show that heroin and synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, are responsible for a sharply higher share of the deaths.

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