WHAT: Following a lunch and panel discussion on disaster preparedness, members of the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition, representing hospitals, physicians and health care organizations throughout Nevada, will urge Governor Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature to adopt Medicaid expansion and accept federal funds to provide health care for thousands of Nevadans.
With the constitutional issues surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in June and the recent re-election of President Obama, PPACA is here to stay. Nevada must now decide whether or not to expand Medicaid programs.
WHY: Nevada has already moved forward with the development of a Health Insurance Exchange (HIE). Approximately 71,000 primarily childless adult Nevadans who are currently uninsured would be covered by the expansion of Medicaid.
The Federal Government will cover 100% of the cost of the Medicaid expansion from 2014 to 2016, 95% from 2017-2019 and 90% thereafter. Nevada will be responsible for the cost to administer the program. Administrative expenses should be nominal with Nevada benefitting from the estimated $300 million that will be put back into the economy.
WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 2012 – 1:30 P.M.
WHERE: Cili Restaurant at the Bali Hai Golf Club
5160 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119
WHO: Dr. Ron Kline, President Elect, Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition
Brian Brannman, CEO of University Medical Center (UMC)
Dr. Florence Jamison, Volunteers in Medicine
Todd Sklamburg, CEO of Sunrise Hospital
Chris Vito, (Rapidly Growing) Small Business Owner
In addition, representatives of the following sponsoring organizations will be represented at the press conference:
Sunrise Health System
Valley Health System
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals (Dignity Health)
University Medical Center (UMC)
Nevada State Medical Association
Nevada Health Care Association
Nevada Osteopathic Medical Association
Clark County Medical Society
American College of Physicians
Health Care Partners
American College of Surgeons
Children’s Advocacy Alliance
Adult Day Care Advisory Council
American Academy of Pediatrics
Children’s Medical Advocacy Coalition