Nevadans have good reason to cheer: COVID cases and hospitalizations are declining in the state, leading Gov. Sisolak to rescind the mask mandate. But with this good news comes a dose of reality – millions of Americans who gained affordable health insurance coverage over the past two years thanks to significant federal relief programs are at risk of losing their coverage. This could lead to dire financial or medical consequences for the nearly 1 million Nevadans enrolled in Medicaid or Nevada Check Up, and risks inundating state health systems.

Keep reading at the Nevada Independent.