August 07, 2017

Cortez Masto on Anthem’s Decision to Leave Nevada Health Care Market

Las Vegas, NV – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on Anthem’s decision to leave Nevada’s health care market: 

“As a provider on the Nevadan insurance exchange, Anthem received preferential treatment in its bid to be selected as one of Nevada’s Medicaid managers. It is disappointing that after reaping the benefits of this relationship Anthem has decided to break its commitment to Nevada, leaving thousands of Nevadans with disrupted health care services and potentially having to leave their trusted doctors, nurses and other health care providers. Anthem’s unscrupulous conduct demonstrates that they will seek any opportunity to put profits over the health and well-being of the thousands of Nevadans who rely on them.

“After a grueling health care battle with Republicans playing games with the health coverage of millions of Americans, this should be a reminder that our priority now should be to stabilize the markets. I call on the Trump Administration to bring stability to the markets by committing to fund the Cost Sharing Reductions (CSRs) provided by the Affordable Care Act to help consumers afford insurance and ensure providers do not leave the markets. We cannot continue to jeopardize the lives and well-being of the American people who entrusted us to find solutions and to fix what does not work.”