Nevada becomes 2nd state to give public option a shot

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill making the state's managed health insurance program a public option. The option will be available for purchase in 2026, according to the Nevada Independent June 9.

The new legislation makes Nevada the second state to enact a public health insurance option after Washington.

"By leveraging the state's existing health care infrastructure and reducing costs, it is my hope that Nevadans will have improved access to comprehensive insurance," Mr. Sisolak told the publication.

Nevada lawmakers initially proposed the public option concept in 2017, the article said.

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