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Industry-backed study warns public option could exacerbate Nevada’s health care shortage

A new actuarial study commissioned by an anti-public option organization says the Silver State’s public health insurance option law could exacerbate Nevada’s existing health care provider shortage and reduce access to care. The results of the study — conducted by Wakely Consulting Group, which undertook the actuarial analysis for Colorado’s public option and helped the state implement it — projected that Nevada’s public option law could reduce competition in the Silver State’s health care market, potentially leading some insurers to depart.


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