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Bill Would Allow All Nevada Residents Access To Public Health Insurance Option

Nevada lawmakers have inched closer toward a massive health insurance expansion.

A bill introduced by Democrat Michael Sprinkle would give the state’s 2.8 million residents access to a public health insurance option. The Legislature passed the bill on Friday, which would allow anyone to buy into Medicaid. Nevada would become the first state to open the government-run program to all residents, regardless of their income or health status.

Governor Brian Sandoval has not given an indication on whether he will sign the bill.