AB 374 – NevadaStatus: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2017
REQUIRES THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ESTABLISH A HEALTH CARE PLAN WITHIN MEDICAID FOR PURCHASE BY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID: Allows anyone without health insurance to buy into the state’s Medicaid program, which would sell under the name Nevada Care Plan. This includes people who qualify for Obamacare tax credits. State residents can use their tax credits to buy Medicaid coverage. This massive health insurance expansion would give the state’s 2.8 million residents access to public health insurance.
The Bill leaves the pricing of the buy-in and the possibility of the cost sharing measures like co-pays or deductibles to future state regulation. The buy-in coverage is pretty much identical to the coverage traditional Medicare provides, although it does not cover emergency medical transportation.