The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has helped thousands of Nevadans gain access to healthcare. In 2010, Nevada had one of the larges uninsured rates nationally at 19%, accounting for 621,000 uninsured Nevadans.
Under the expansion of Medicaid coverage through the ACA, access to healthcare was provided to some of Nevada's most vulnerable residents, including kids, seniors, and people with disabilities.
From 2013 to 2015, over 190,000 Nevadans obtained coverage through public programs, another 88,000 through private health insurance coverage, and 36,000 through a combination of public and private health insurance coverage.
The elimination of the Medicaid expansion means millions will lose health insurance coverage. In Nevada alone, 203,000 stand to lose coverage.
Take action TODAY to #ProtectMedicaid by letting your legislator know why #MedicaidMatters.