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Sisolak urges health coverage, will look at bolstering ACA

Posted: 2:27 PM, Dec 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-14 17:27:01-05
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak is urging people to sign up for health insurance before a Saturday midnight deadline.

He says a new commission he's forming will explore whether Nevada should join other states to strengthen the Affordable Care Act by requiring all state residents to have insurance and banning short-term plans that offer skimpy coverage.

Sisolak said Friday in Las Vegas that the Patient Protection Commission he plans to form will be taking a broad look at how to improve health care in Nevada, including taking steps to counteract Republican moves to weaken the Affordable Care Act.

Sisolak spoke to reporters while drawing attention to the nearing deadline to sign up for insurance through the online health insurance marketplace HealthCare.gov.

Enrollment has been lagging in the program across the country this year.