health care

Noah Glick

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.

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.

Urban Institute

A new report by a nonpartisan think tank predicts a partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act without replacing it could lead to 371,000 Nevadans losing health coverage by 2019.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

As the Trump administration prepares to take office, many lawmakers have pushed for the complete or partial repeal of the act.

Anh Gray

Home means Northern Nevada for several refugee families. They’ve recently moved to the region as part of the United State’s 2017 commitment to resettle 110 thousand people from the global refugee crisis. Often times, they have endured physical and mental trauma.

Veterans from every corner of the country are in Reno this week to set policy priorities at the AMVETS national convention. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports a big concern for the group is improving health care.

The group represents American veterans and Amy Webb is the legislative policy advisor.

“They receive a lot of specialized health care, not only mental health care,” Webb explains, “but any type of traumatic brain injury or amputations or wounds as a result of service or war.”

Anne McMillin, APR

There's a proposed Master of Physician Assistant Studies program in the works at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. What is a Physician Assistant (PA) and how is that different from a doctor?

In Elko, Candidates Try To Woo Rural Electorate

Feb 1, 2016
Julia Ritchey

With the Iowa caucuses behind them, presidential candidates must now turn their attention to the next few battleground states like New Hampshire and Nevada. In a nod to the importance of the rural vote, several candidates have made stops in Elko this election season. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with veteran Elko Daily Free Press reporter Marianne McKown to learn more about the issues that matter most to these voters.  Below are shortened excerpts of their conversation.

Alexa Ard

According to an annual nationwide report, Nevada ranked 38th in overall public health this year. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick has more on what needs to be done to improve that score.

Since 1990, the United Health Foundation has been analyzing health data across the country. In all that time, Nevada has never ranked higher than 37th.

Dr. Laurine Tibaldi is chief medical officer for United Healthcare Nevada. She says the state’s biggest challenge is a lack of education.

City Delays Decision On Renown Vs. St. Mary's

Oct 9, 2015
Alexa Ard

  Reno City Council has postponed a decision on whether to switch its health care provider exclusively from St. Mary's to Renown Health. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports.

Members of city council expressed concern this week that switching hospitals could create a monopoly for Renown, which recently gained contracts with the Washoe County School District and the city of Sparks.

All three are members of the Nevada Health Partners, a coalition of the area’s largest employers that negotiates hospital contracts for their insurance policies.