Uninsured Children in Nevada are Twice the National Average

A relatively large number of Nevada children lack health insurance, with approximately 17.8 percent or 121,386 children uninsured. This is more than twice the national average of 8.5 percent of US children who are uninsured.

To get children health care coverage, we need to get their parents insured. The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) provides for the creation of state insurance exchange programs where the buying power of a large group can bargain for better prices. With the number of insured going up, the price will be more affordable for the average person. By expanding Medicaid to cover people with incomes up to 138% of the poverty level, more people will be able to obtain that coverage as well.