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By The Numbers: Dean Heller’s Health Care Bill Would Be Devastating for Nevada

Nevada Senator Dean Heller is a key architect behind the Republican “health care” bill that our own Republican Governor Brian Sandoval publicly opposes because of the disproportionate harm it would cause for our state. Heller and other GOP Senators are spreading blatant lies about their bill to help ram it through without scrutiny — but the numbers tell the truth. If this bill passes and Trump signs it into law, it will gut Medicaid funding, slash coverage for hundreds of thousands of Nevadans, and dramatically increase people’s health care costs.

243,000: The number of Nevadans who would likely lose their health insurance in the next decade. [Center for American Progress, 9/20/17]

$1.15 billion: The amount of federal health care funding Nevada would lose from 2020 to 2026. [Kaiser Family Foundation, 9/21/17]

$2.7 billion: The amount of federal health care funding Nevada would lose through 2027. [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 9/20/17]

20%: The increase in individual market premiums next year. [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 9/20/17]

$11,018: The potential increase in premiums a 60-year old in Nevada making $25,000 in 2020 would face. [AARP, 9/19/17]