A Nevada Public Option Headed to The Governor’s Desk

A plan to create a state supported public health insurance plan is a step closer to becoming law. During the final hours of the legislative session, the state Senate agreed to changes passed in the Assembly, sending the final bill to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s desk. If signed, Nevada would be only the second state with a public option. Supporters say the plan opens low-cost health care to more Nevadans, specifically those living in low-income and communities of color. Opponents are concerned about costs and think health insurance should be left to private businesses.