Politics

Nevada secures partial waiver from federal health care law

Nevada got a partial waiver from the health care law — a significant development that Democrats are dismissing as par for the course and Republicans are claiming as a political victory.

The Health and Human Services Department announced late Friday that Nevada had secured a statewide waiver from certain implementation requirements of the Obama administration’s health care law, because forcing them through, the department found, “may lead to the destabilization of the individual market.”

The announcement makes Nevada one of only three states to have compliance requirements under the health care bill waived.

Full Story: Nevada secures partial waiver from federal health care law – Monday, May 16, 2011 | 5:08 p.m. – Las Vegas Sun