Today, Governor Steve Sisolak signed into law bipartisan legislation that would make permanent protections for the more than 1.2 million Nevadans with pre-existing conditions amid uncertainty as President Trump and his Republican allies work to this day to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Nevada is now the 5th state in the country to incorporate these protections into state law.
“Last November, Nevadans rejected Republican calls to repeal the Affordable Care Act and in turn end crucial protections like those that deny insurers the ability to discriminate against patients with pre-existing conditions,” said Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II. “While the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress are more focused on dangerous, partisan efforts to undermine our health care system, our leaders passed bipartisan legislation to make permanent these life-saving protections and put in place a procedure to help patients better resolve problems with their insurers. I applaud our legislature for continuing to make health care a priority, the advocates who testified in support of this legislation, and Governor Sisolak for his leadership.”