Medicaid is a health coverage program for eligible low-income individuals that is administered by the states under federal requirements and jointly funded by the federal government and states. Nevada’s Medicaid Program provides medical assistance to more than half a million low-income adults and children in the state. This policy brief presents some selected characteristics of Nevada’s Medicaid beneficiaries.
This report examines Nevada’s uninsured population. Its objective is to furnish a composite of Nevada’s uninsured population so that stakeholders have the requisite data to develop a set of policy prescriptions and enhance administrative capacity in service of health insurance coverage expansion, given the consequences of uninsurance. These consequences include: limited access to health care,… Read more
This report examines the economic and financial trends facing Nevada’s families.
This set of infographics provides both a broad-based overview of budgetary sources and spending and a detailed account of revenues and proposed expenditures. You can find a pdf version of the infographics here: Guinn Center Nevada Budget 2019-2021 Infographics
Property tax is one of the most significant sources of K-12 education financing within states. In Nevada, property taxes supply budgetary support for local governments, such as school districts. While local jurisdictions have some discretion in setting property tax rates, there are legal constraints on rate setting for school districts. In particular, Nevada law requires that… Read more
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The Guinn Center presented at the recent Nevada Public Health Association conference. A copy of the presentation can be found here: Guinn Center NPHA
The Disproportionate Weight CCSD has on State Educational Outcomes Compared to Other Large Districts By Samuel Lair and Kenneth J. Retzl An often-cited figure is the vast scope of the Clark County School District (CCSD) as a proportion of Nevada’s total K-12 population. The current Superintendent Jesus Jara, in his State of the Schools address,… Read more
by Brian Warren Introduction Homelessness strains governmental resources and is an enormous burden to those experiencing it. Unsheltered homelessness is a particularly thorny problem as it often correlates with chronic homelessness, and those experiencing the latter are one of the most vulnerable populations in the country. While homelessness has declined in southern Nevada, the state… Read more