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Group Says 242,000 Nevadans Will Get Coverage Help

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A nonprofit consumer group estimates 242,000 Nevadans will be eligible for a federal subsidy to obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Families USA on Friday said another 266,000 Nevadans will qualify for Medicaid when the federal health care reform law takes effect Jan. 1. That's when everyone is required to have health insurance.
Nevada's health insurance exchange, called Nevada Health Link, begins taking enrollments on Oct. 1.
The cost of monthly premiums will vary depending on where someone lives, their age and annual income.
Nevadans can begin comparing plans and rates on Division of Insurance website,

"Our nation will soon take a giant step towards making high-quality health coverage affordable for all Americans," said Ron Pollack, Executive Director of Families USA. "As we count down the days to October 1, it will be important that all Nevadans learn about these breakthrough opportunities.

"For Nevadans that enroll for this help soon, they will quickly receive the peace of mind and security that comes with knowing that their families can get the health care they need when they need it." (AP)

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