Steve Sisolak on Health Care
Expand coverage for those who need it
We have to make sure that quality health care continues to be offered to every Nevadan, not just those who can afford it. Our state took an incredible step when we expanded Medicaid. It gave the chance for hundreds of thousands of
Nevadans to go to the doctor and gain the coverage they need. My recommended budget represents the largest investment of general fund dollars to the Department of Health and Human Services in Nevada history.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to the Nevada legislature
, Jan 16, 2019
Do everything we can to maintain healthcare coverage
Q: Support or Repeal ACA, aka ObamaCare? Accept Nevada's ACA's Medicaid expansion to subsidize low-income participants?
Adam Laxalt (R): Called ACA "the most flawed piece of major legislation America has ever endured." Will consider Medicaid
work requirements. Wouldn't have expanded Medicaid but won't roll it back.
Steve Sisolak (D): Supports ACA and Medicaid expansion. Opposes Medicaid work requirements. "Need to do everything we can to make sure healthcare coverage is maintained."
Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Nevada Governor race
, Oct 9, 2018
ObamaCare has helped those in need
The enactment of the ACA and Medicaid expansion reduced uncompensated care from 40 percent to 11 percent at University Medical Center. Sisolak said, "When you see (people) are going to lose their mom or son, you can't put a dollar value on that.
I think we as a commission and decent human beings need to do everything we can to make sure health care coverage is maintained for everyone, especially our most vulnerable population."
Source: Las Vegas Sun on 2018 Nevada Gubernatorial race
, Jul 31, 2017
Page last updated: Mar 12, 2019