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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:54 PM

Gov. Sandoval (R-NV) Supports Medicaid Expansion

Source: KLAS-TV Las Vegas

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Gov. Brian Sandoval said he'll support expanding Medicaid eligibility in Nevada as called for under the federal health care law.

Sandoval said expanding coverage will add 78,000 residents to the state's Medicaid rolls, but save the state $16 million in mental health programs that otherwise would be paid for out of the state general fund.

The first-term Republican governor said while he opposed the health care law, his decision will help tens of thousands of people.

He added that his budget will propose reducing taxes paid by small businesses to help them afford insurance coverage for their employees.


Read more: http://www.8newsnow.com/story/20320599/sandoval-supports-medicaid-expansion



This is good news. Is he the first Republican governor to accept the Medicaid expansion?

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:57 PM

1. He might as well have just announced that he is not seeking the presidential nomination in 2016

In any case, welcome news.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:00 PM

2. This might have something to do...

with the Governor's decision:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11426239

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:06 PM

3. I bet most states will accept expansion and the money that comes with it.

Give gubnor credit for this no-brainer decision. He's probably a typical republican jerk otherwise.

My dumb-assed guvnor is still claiming to tell the feds no, so that some poor folks will die or suffer. That crud gets votes here.

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