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Public option supporters say it’s necessary for affordable health care; industry balks

Following an early-stage cervical cancer diagnosis, Reno resident Michelle Craig struggled to repay debt accrued from surgery to remove her uterus earlier this year. During public testimony to state officials on Monday, Craig said that she purchased a plan through the state’s health insurance marketplace, which offers coverage for eligible Nevadans not insured by an employer, Medicaid or Medicare (government programs for those with low incomes, a disability or who are 65 or older). She said she faces an array of cost-prohibitive, high-deductible plans that require $9,000 in annual premiums and a $17,000 deductible for her three-person family.

Toddler critically injured in accidental shooting after suspect discards gun on day care playground

A toddler in Las Vegas was hospitalized in critical condition after finding a gun on a day care playground that had been discarded by a teenager who was fleeing after opening fire on a city bus, authorities announced Friday.


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