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Nevadans with pre-existing medical conditions get insurance coverage

By ThisIsReno


When Nevadans need medical care, but are denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions, the Governor’s Office of Consumer Health Assistance (GovCHA) may be able to help them enroll  into Nevada’s Pre-existing Insurance Plan (PCIP) for persons with pre-existing conditions. GovCHA Director, Marilyn Wills, is proud of the work she and her staff have done to help these most vulnerable citizens. Here are recent success stories:

  • A young woman with multiple hospitalizations, in need of a bone marrow transplant and no longer covered on her parent’s insurance, recently enrolled and qualified for PCIP. The GovCHA staff helped her develop a co-pay plan for her deductible. She can now receive the much needed course of treatment recommended by her physician.
  • A 35-year-old woman, paralyzed and homebound, was unable to have corrective surgery because she had no medical insurance. She was not aware of PCIP. She is now in the process of enrolling for medical coverage through PCIP and hopes to soon schedule her much needed surgery which will bring her and her husband great relief.
  • A 64-year old man, who is not eligible for Medicare for another year, has numerous medical issues and is on multiple medications. He applied for PCIP last year but could not afford the premium. He was unaware the premiums have been reduced significantly. He’s thrilled.
  • A 43-year-old woman, receiving unemployment, in need of life-saving surgery to remove a blood clot, was able to enroll in the coverage and GovCHA staff helped develop a payment plan with the providers to cover the remainder of her medical costs.

To find out about the application process, requirements and/or limitations, or premium rates, visit Nevada’s PCIP website at https://www.pcip.gov/ or call the GovCHA office at (702) 486-3587.