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Would Laxalt or Schwartz Waive Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions & Essential Health Benefits in Nevada?

Carson City, NV – Today, House Republicans including Congressman Mark Amodei passed a bill that allows states to set their own minimum standards for health insurance plans and gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions. If these provisions are signed into law and either Attorney General Adam Laxalt or Treasurer Dan Schwartz are elected Governor next year, they would have to decide whether Nevada would take advantage of those waivers. Laxalt and Schwartz have both been vocal opponents of the Affordable Care Act.

Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Stewart Boss released the following statement:

“With health care set to dominate the 2018 election cycle, Nevadans deserve to know whether potential candidates for Governor like Adam Laxalt and Dan Schwartz would take advantage of these controversial and reckless provisions. If Nevada opts out of requiring insurance plans to cover ‘essential health benefits’ or forces people with pre-existing conditions into high-risk insurance pools, it will be a disaster for working families who just want access to affordable health care.”