Now, Las Vegas is emerging as a test of how much a community can improve chronically poor health by expanding insurance coverage and using models of medical care pioneered in healthier places. “We are a prime example of what people see as problematic about the American healthcare system,” said Larry Matheis, the former longtime head of the Nevada State Medical Assn. “That makes a lot of the ideas in health reform very attractive. … The challenge is going to be figuring out how to make it all work” (Levey, 6/7). …read more