Nevada Health Insurance No High Risk Pool

In Nevada health insurance, an April 29 letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Governor Jim Gibbons estimated that the $61 million his state would receive to implement a high-risk pool under the federal health care reform law would be grossly inadequate; serving roughly 2,900 of the 100,000 people who may be eligible. In opting out, the governor stated that he does not believe there are sufficient financial or human resources available to operate the pool.

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