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New Report Ranks Nevada Last In Kid’s Health

A new report says Nevada ranks dead last in the nation when it comes to providing health care for children.  The Commonwealth Fund’s scorecard of child health system performance shows the Silver State fell behind all other states and the District of Columbia overall.  Nevada ranked last or near the bottom in access and affordability of child health care, prevention and treatment, and the potential for kids to live healthy lives in the future.  The report comes as Governor Brian Sandoval is proposing a cut in Medicaid reimbursement rates to doctors by 15 percent.  But some doctors claim the current amount of reimbursement for seeing poor and disabled patients, including children, is not enough to cover their costs.

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