Health & Science

Sisolak approves protections for pre-existing conditions

Nevada's governor has signed a bill that prevents insurers from denying coverage to patients due to a pre-existing condition.

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak says the measure ensures that health care protection even if the Affordable Care Act is struck down at the federal level. He made the comments at a bill signing Wednesday.

Sisolak also signed a bill to address "surprise" medical billing and says the practice can saddle a patient with a five-figure bill. He says the legislation aims prevent an out-of-network provider who gives emergency medical care from overcharging a person.

Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson praised the bill and says the measure makes sure that patients are cared for.

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