Group says 242K Nevadans will get coverage help

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A nonprofit consumer group estimates 242,000 Nevadans will be eligible for a federal subsidy to obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Families USA on Friday said another 266,000 Nevadans will qualify for Medicaid when the federal health care reform law takes effect Jan. 1. That’s when everyone is required to have health insurance.

Nevada’s health insurance exchange, called Nevada Health Link, begins taking enrollments on Oct. 1.

The cost of monthly premiums will vary depending on where someone lives, their age and annual income.

Nevadans can begin comparing plans and rates on Division of Insurance website, . provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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