Affordable Care Act

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans moved to nix the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate by rolling this repeal into their tax bill. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports how this could affect Nevada.

Heather Korbulic heads up the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, which is Nevada’s health insurance marketplace. Repealing the individual mandate, she says, would be disruptive.

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Senate Republicans failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and a few GOP leaders have said they’re moving on to other priorities. But there’s still a lot of uncertainty about the future of the nation’s health care system. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray checks in with Director of Health Policy Research at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine John Packham to break down how the ongoing tension in Washington is affecting our state.

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After failing to pass a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Republican leaders are working to garner support for a more scaled down version dubbed the 'skinny repeal.' 

Senate Republicans have recently unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The health care bill is officially known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Voting on this proposed bill is expected later this week. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray sat down with health policy expert John Packham to learn what this legislation could mean for Nevadans.

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After voting last week in favor of the new Republican-backed health care law, Nevada U.S. Congressman Mark Amodei is offering another option for Congress to consider: single-payer health care.

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Congressional Budget Office estimates that the GOP health bill could put 24 million Americans at risk of losing insurance. That has many local patients and doctors worried. Because of the ACA, more people were able to get health insurance and even access to life-saving treatments. One Reno woman shares her story with our reporter Anh Gray.

Throughout the nation, community health centers are providing care to low-income people. And with the overhaul of the Affordable Care Act being debated, Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray tours one local facility to learn how it’s been serving as a health care safety net for many in Northern Nevada.

House Republicans have recently rolled out their much anticipated proposal to change the Affordable Care Act. At this point, it’s unclear if it’ll pass.  

To understand the potential impact of the proposal on Nevadans, Reno Public Radio’s Anh has been talking with people in the community to see how Obamacare has already been affecting health care providers and local businesses. News Director Michelle Billman sits down with Gray to learn what people have been saying.

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Under the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, more than 400,000 Nevadans have gained health care coverage over the last four years through the state insurance exchange or the expansion of Medicaid. The possible repeal and replacement of the ACA, also known as “Obamacare,” raises concerns about how Nevadans will be affected. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray talks with a Nevada health policy expert to learn more.

Nevada's two Congressional Republicans have been confronted by protestors seeking answers on where they stand on a variety of issues, but most especially the Affordable Care Act, which the GOP has vowed to repeal. However, Nevada's Second District Congressman Mark Amodei says lawmakers need to examine the health care law piece-by-piece and evaluate each issue independently. 

"Wiping the whole thing out and starting over again invites that whole roll-out disaster that we had with the ACA, websties are crashing and all that other sort of stuff," says Amodei.

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