A bill to provide incentives for people to go to health care providers in Nevada is headed to the Senate.
Sen. Michael Roberson, R-Nye City, introduced the bill on Wednesday.
The bill, which was passed unanimously in the Senate, would require the state’s two largest health insurers to offer health insurance to people who have insurance on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, or ACA-compliant plans.
The legislation would also allow insurers to charge higher premiums for those with preexisting conditions.
The ACA-compliance mandate requires insurers to cover people with preeXisting conditions, which are conditions that could potentially result in an illness.
Roberson said the bill would give people a choice to go with an ACA-approved plan or stay on the Obamacare marketplaces.
He said that people could choose to go on the ACA-conforming plan and save money by paying a higher premium, but also that people would be able to stay on their current plans if they chose to do so.
The bill also provides for a rebate of up to $2,000 per individual and $4,000 for families on the health insurance exchange who choose to purchase the tax credits.
Roberson said he thinks it would help people stay on Obamacare because it allows people to stay in their current plan while also offering the opportunity for more affordable insurance for people with lower incomes.
Robson said the new bill will also allow Nevada residents with preexcited conditions to obtain coverage in the exchange and pay for the premiums.
He also said the state is planning to allow residents to purchase Medicaid-compliance plans.
Robinson said the Affordable Health Care Act is one of the most significant health care programs in the country.
The state’s insurance marketplace, which is open to anyone who qualifies for coverage through the state exchange, is the nation’s largest, with more than 30 million people on it.
The legislation has received bipartisan support.
Senate Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Las Vegas, said the Senate bill is important and important for Nevadans to know.
He added that the state has had a lot of success with the ACA, especially in providing health care to people with disabilities and those with pre-existing conditions.