When it comes to health and wellness, no other state is so unique
Posted On July 19, 2021
Nevada is a state that’s unique in many ways, including its high number of uninsured people and its high share of adults with disabilities.
And it’s a state where many residents aren’t sure how they’ll pay for health insurance.
A new report from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation has some things to say about Nevadans’ lack of financial security.
According to the report, Nevadas $20.5 billion budget deficit is $7.8 billion less than the average state budget and $1.9 billion less in state income tax revenue.
In addition, Nevada’s residents earn $8,300 less per year than the U.S. average and $5,000 less per month than the national average.
Nevada also has a low proportion of uninsured residents, with nearly 7% of Nevadan adults reporting that they are either uninsured or underinsured.
However, nearly 15% of those who are uninsured live in households that receive some type of Medicaid.
A study from the University of Minnesota last year found that while Nevadians are generally more financially secure than the rest of the U-S.
population, the percentage of Nevadan households that earn more than $100,000 per year is lower than the general U. S. median income.
And as the number of Nevadic households that are at least part-time workers grows, the cost of healthcare becomes even more unaffordable for Nevadams.
According to the American Academy of Actuaries, the average hourly wage for Nevadan workers is $19.60 an hour.
The report also notes that Nevadamans are still more likely than the country as a whole to lack health insurance coverage.
In fact, just 12% of all Nevadcan say that they have insurance, according to the study.
According the report’s analysis, nearly 6 million Nevaders lack health coverage, while the uninsured number is expected to grow to 21 million by 2025.
It’s a serious problem that many Nevadaparters can’t seem to figure out how to pay for healthcare.
The NVDA Health Alliance is a grassroots organization that advocates for Nevadic families, including Nevadavision and Nevadatoday, as well as Nevadacare, a Nevada non-profit focused on improving Nevadasphere health care for all Nevadan families.
The group, which is not affiliated with the state, has a goal of raising $10 million for Nevada’s healthcare system by 2021.
The NVDA’s executive director, Chris Miller, said that in order to accomplish this goal, they need to expand their outreach efforts to more Nevadascans.
Miller also pointed out that Nevadanans should be aware that they’re not alone when it comes with healthcare costs.
“It’s a problem across the country and it’s an issue that we are going to have to address,” he said.