We have good news for women who care about their health!


Doctor Speaking with Patient4 things for women to know about ObamaCare (Affordable Care Act):


• You won’t be charged more for health insurance just because you’re a woman.


• You can’t be denied coverage or charged more due to pre-existing conditions, like cancer or being pregnant.


• You can choose from any primary care provider, OB-GYN, or pediatrician in your health plan’s network without a referral.


• You’ll get free preventive care like mammograms, well-woman visits, contraception, and more.


Open enrollment begins on October 15, 2013 in Nevada. Coverage starts as soon as January 1, 2014.


For addition information visit Hot Topic – ObamaCare (Affordable Care Act)



Get ready for the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare)

nevadahealth_taglineStarting October 15, 2013 in Nevada (October 1 for most other states) if you do not have health insurance you will be able to purchase it. So what coverage can you get?

Read coverage you’ll get when you enroll in a Marketplace plan.

No matter which plan you choose, you’ll get the same set of essential health benefits, like free preventive care and coverage for prescription drugs, emergency care, hospitalization, doctors’ visits, and many other health care services.

And these benefits are just the start—plans may offer even more coverage. You’ll see exactly what each plan offers when you compare them in the Marketplace.

Take the first step

Explore the Library’s Hot Topic – ObamaCare (ACA.) From there select the Nevada Health Link. Use the calculator there to get basic information. Some people are contacting the “navigators” and making appointments to talk with them about their insurance needs.

When open enrollment begins October 15 (Nevada), you’ll be ready to apply for health coverage, compare plans side-by-side, and enroll. Enrollment ends March 31, 2014.

Coverage starts as soon as January 1, 2014, provided you select a plan early. Waiting may delay when your coverage will start.

Nevada History

nevada historyGot a Nevada History project due soon? Check out the Hot Topic – Nevada History on the Homework Resources page.

Got a library card? Use America the Beautiful or CultureGrams for your report.

Don’t have a library card? No problem.  Select the nevada factsFast Facts and Symbols (click on the picture of the big horn sheep, he’ll take you there) or select links from the Nevada History box.

Looking for famous Nevadans? Select the Nevadans tab. Need a book about Nevada? Select the Books about Nevada tab. The Discovering American – Nevada eBook is an Always Available eBook, which is great for meeting last minute information needs.

Also see:
Hot Topic – Las Vegas
Hot Topic – American History

Nevada population growing and along with it housing!

nevada mapNevada 2010 : population and housing unit counts

Since 1950 Nevada has seen a lot of growth. In April of 1950, population total was 56,515 people. Sixty years later population had grown to 2,700,551 with 94% living in urban areas. In 1950, urban population was 55.9% to rural population of 44.2%. This report provides 2010 Census and historical comparisons of the population and housing unit counts over 60 years. It also provides area measurements and density. The user notes section documents geographic changes over the past decade.

Does it seem to you there are more car crashes resulting fatalities then ever before?

nevada 2011 accidentsIn Nevada, were there more drinking related fatalities or more speeding related fatalities during 2011?

A statistical projection of traffic fatalities in 2011 shows that an estimated 32,310 people in the U.S. died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents a decline of about 1.7 percent as compared to the 32,885 fatalities that occurred in 2010. If these projections are realized, fatalities will be lowest on record (since 1949).

The NCSA Data Resource Website provides information on traffic accidents for the entire United States which can be broken down by state. Isn’t it amazing what the Library has to offer?