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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 06: Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak speaks during the T-Mobile Arena grand opening news conference on the Las Vegas Strip on April 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for MGM Resorts International)

Nevada’s governor has signed a bill that prevents insurers from denying coverage to patients due to a pre-existing condition.

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak says the measure ensures that health care protection even if the Affordable Care Act is struck down at the federal level. He made the comments at a bill signing Wednesday.

Sisolak also signed a bill to address “surprise” medical billing and says the practice can saddle a patient with a five-figure bill. He says the legislation aims prevent an out-of-network provider who gives emergency medical care from overcharging a person.

Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson praised the bill and says the measure makes sure that patients are cared for.