Reid Statement on Nevada’s Health Exchange

Washington, D.C. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange announced they will be replacing Xerox for its website hosting:

“I support the unanimous decision by the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange to get rid of Xerox. Xerox has been a disaster and was the cause of considerable flaws and glitches on Nevada’s site. There is no reason Nevada’s exchange couldn’t have been as successful as other state-based exchanges, like Kentucky or Connecticut, if not for Xerox.

But let’s not let Xerox’s failures overshadow the success of the Affordable Care Act in Nevada. Because of this law, Nevada seniors have saved $50 million on their prescription drugs; millions of Nevadans are eligible for premium assistance or Medicaid for the first time; and being a women is no longer considered a preexisting condition.

Next year, the Governor and state legislature will take a look at other options for the state exchange and I will support them in any way I can so we can ensure its success.”

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