I’m a proud supporter of Obamacare, but it is not an all-in-one solution. Things can still improve, and we can help make sure they do.
Our Nevada Legislature has jurisdiction over Medicaid, for which a $2.9 billion contract will soon need to be renewed. I plan to use that contract’s renewal to leverage improved service and fraud prevention from providers. Our consumer advocate’s office does a great job of monitoring Medicaid, but providers must perform their own due diligence as well.
We must also increase the Medicaid reimbursement rate, so that more providers are able to cover patients. That’s essential, because thanks to Obamacare thousands more people now have health insurance, but we haven’t added the doctors or other medical professionals needed to actually help those people. The addition of a new medical school at UNLV and more student residency programs in Southern Nevada will do a lot to improve things, but we must also do our part to support that improvement at the legislative level.
Too many Nevadans still experience high costs and inadequate care within our health care system. I’m open to all ideas that will make our system more affordable and easier to access. Please contact me if you have any questions or thoughts on improving health care in Nevada.
For more on Medicaid, check out my podcast with my wife Emi, who works as a social worker here in Las Vegas: WIN WITH VIN PODCAST
If you don’t have health insurance, go to www.healthcare.gov for more information.
Special Note: Our campaign advertisement is not an accurate depiction of the process of applying for Medicaid. It is meant to be an amalgamation of several bad experiences people have had in our healthcare system. If you qualify for Medicaid it will not cost you any money.