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Jessie Bekker

Jessie Bekker
Former health reporter

Jessie Bekker covered health for the Las Vegas Review-Journal from June 2017 to April 2019. A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, she graduated from the University of Minnesota.

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Elizabeth Warren to speak in Las Vegas this weekend

Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will visit Las Vegas on Sunday as part of a seven-state tour about one week after declaring her candidacy for presidency in the 2020 election.

Nevada health officials push for funding prevention programs

The Southern Nevada Health District will prioritize expanding services offered in rural Nevada through its mobile health unit, chief health officer Dr. Joseph Iser said in a presentation to the Assembly health and human services committee Monday.

Proposed law could have helped response to Las Vegas shooting

Assembly Bill 307 would have required the hosts of special events, like concerts and sports, in counties with more than 100,000 residents — as of now, Clark and Washoe counties — to plan ahead with first responders as to how emergency resources would be allocated in the event of an issue.

Nevada Medicaid officials confront decline in federal funds

State health officials gave legislators an overview of Nevada’s Medicaid program in an Assembly committee meeting Friday, during which the program’s new administrator said the state program will be tackling a decrease in federal funding in coming years.

Nevada Assemblyman Sprinkle to take another shot at Medicaid buy-in law

Assemblyman Michael Sprinkle, D-Sparks, plans to introduce a bill this legislative session that would create a Medicaid buy-in option for all Nevadans, after a similar proposal passed in the state Assembly and Senate but fell at the hands of former Gov. Brian Sandoval in 2017.

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