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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:09 AM

Nevada governor vetoes Medicaid-for-all bill

Source: LA Times

There will be no Medicaid-for-all option in Nevada.

Gov. Brian Sandoval waited until the last day he could — Friday — to veto a measure that would have offered a state-sponsored health insurance option to all residents regardless of income. If he hadn’t signed it or vetoed it by midnight, it would have become law.

If the Republican governor had signed it, Nevada would have become the first state to attempt a Medicaid-for-all approach to health insurance. It also would have placed Nevada among the ranks of states including California that are looking for ways to solidify health insurance options for populations that will be risk if Congress and President Trump gut the Affordable Care Act.

In his three-page veto message released Friday night, Sandoval praised the sponsor of the bill for “creativity” in attempting to design a healthcare option for the state’s 2.9 million people, but he ultimately reasoned that there were too many unanswered questions about how the program would work.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-nevada-medicaid-2017-story.html

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Reply Nevada governor vetoes Medicaid-for-all bill (Original post)
n2doc Jun 17 OP
sarcasmo Jun 17 #1
sandensea Jun 18 #20
Chasstev365 Jun 17 #2
not fooled Jun 17 #11
elmac Jun 17 #13
Merlot Jun 17 #3
The Wielding Truth Jun 17 #9
turbinetree Jun 17 #4
Wellstone ruled Jun 17 #8
turbinetree Jun 17 #14
Wellstone ruled Jun 17 #15
Hortensis Jun 17 #16
turbinetree Jun 17 #17
Tactical Peek Jun 17 #5
vkkv Jun 17 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 17 #7
dalton99a Jun 17 #12
riversedge Jun 17 #10
IronLionZion Jun 17 #18
Honeycombe8 Jun 17 #19
sandensea Jun 18 #21

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:11 AM

1. When will the rubes wake up? The Republicans work for the Corporations.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:16 PM

20. They won't.

All the insurance mafia has to do is call up images of flustrated white folks having to sit in crowded waiting rooms full of minorities (with crying brown babies for added effect) and ask:

"Is THIS what you want for your family??"

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:13 AM

2. Anyone who makes under $250,000 a year and votes for the GOP is a MORON!

A major chump, as well!

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:00 PM

11. That's it

in a nutshell. The whole problem with American politics, especially since the era of raygun, faux, and flush. People cutting their own throats.

And the rest of us gotta suffer because of their stupidity.



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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:11 PM

13. There are a lot of those Morons where I live

even people who make min wage at shitty jobs keep voting for these fascist pigs. No cure for stupid.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:14 AM

3. I'm both yes and no on this

I'm glad they are trying something, but there are a lot of ramifications going forward. So good on them for trying. Maybe Gov should have signed it so it could start working forward or maybe they write another bill. Either way, I feel like it's progress.

Now, if Gov didn't sign due the usual repub objections, that would be to bad. I don't know enough about this Gov to know what his real intentions were.

Hopefully the congress will come back with another bill.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 01:33 PM

9. Mixed read on the Gov..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Sandoval

Moderate. Supported Tesla which was good but it violated "Article 8, Section 9 of Nevada's constitution, which forbids giving subsidies to private companies", yet there were complaints that he made it unfavorable to install rooftop solar panels .

"On December 22, 2015, Governor Sandoval's Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, composed of Chairman Paul Thomsen, Commissioner David Noble and Commissioner Alaina Burtenshaw, voted to eliminate the state's net metering policy for rooftop solar. The aftermath of the decision resulted in widespread layoffs in the state and an outpouring of consumer backlash due to the direct penalization of current and future solar customers."

Then Wikipedia says,"Sandoval is widely regarded as a moderate Republican, supporting abortion rights, Obamacare, immigration reform, and renewable energy."

Seems to be on a good bent but he's still caught up in some big money favoritism.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:41 PM

4. This Governor was given the opportunity to give everyone health insurance

through a state wide program----------------------the republican mantra is "competition" onto a free market------------he just failed. Now everyone has the same old sh*t from the same old players in the insurance industry, that offers sh*t for coverage.

Any retiree in Nevada knows that Medicare costs with out the supplemental costs on average around 150.00 a month with a 80/20 protection plan compared to the 500.00 to 750.00 dollar on that free sh*t market capitalism model with a 70/30 plan, being generated in some business / insurance models.

And to kick the can down the road mentality that he generated in his comments, says a lot, and about his "creativity BS mantra .



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Response to turbinetree (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 01:23 PM

8. Well,this Slug is termed limited out,

and this is the Last Legislative Session that he had control over. What will happen is,California is on the verge of Single Payer,well guess what,all those high paying Green Jobs in and around Reno go back to California from where they came from.

This Guy owes his ass to Adelson,Wynn,and Nevada Energy. Here is another Bill he vetoed. Community Solar Projects,these are Projects built and maintained by HOA's and Small towns and villages.

Got to protect these Fossil Fuel companies,who by the way are drilling like crazy in the Reno and Carson City area.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:32 PM

14. Just amazing, that a they put these troglodytes into positions of power

Who do they have running in the next election?

I guess the next question which needs to be asked from our progressive liberal side to the troglodytes side, is where do we go when we can't breath or drink clean water, whats there suggestion, where can we go, we only have one planet-------------amazing.


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Response to turbinetree (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 04:46 PM

15. Waiting to see if the Nevada Senate

wants to over ride this. With California doing their thing,this will come back in Spades.

This Pansy of a Governor owes his soul to the Insurance Business and the Casino Lobby.



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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 05:34 PM

16. Sandoval is also term-limited, out in 2018. Notably, though,

Sandoval did early on accept the Medicaid expansion for Nevada, and

L.A. Times: "In his (veto) message, the governor said the proposal “does not end the conversation about potential coverage gaps or possible solutions, including Medicaid-like solutions.”

Nevada has about 600,000 people using Medicaid and the Medicaid expansion. About 11% of Nevada residents remain without any healthcare coverage.

“Given the possibility that changes in federal law may put Nevada’s expanded Medicaid population at risk of losing their coverage, the ability for individuals to purchase Medicaid-like plans is something that should be considered in depth,” Sandoval wrote. “If done correctly, the proposals in AB374 could provide a necessary safety net for those who may no longer have access to traditional Medicaid.”

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-nevada-medicaid-2017-story.html

It'll be interesting to keep an eye on Nevada as loss of ACA coverages -- for almost all, not just people who purchase through the exchanges or get Medicaid -- plays out across the country. Being term-limited can also mean he doesn't have to be afraid of retribution from his own party.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 06:50 PM

17. What is amazing is that these troglodytes never think long term, and just think he may

run for senate, now that he is being forced out on the term limit issue---------------thank our stars

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:47 PM

5. Fuck that guy.





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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:49 PM

6. Perhaps if the Gov investigated the law and outcome more thoroughly there would be fewer Qs


"about how the program would work."



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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 01:00 PM

7. He's a Republican

What else do you expect?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:00 PM

12. +1

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 01:45 PM

10. damn

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 07:13 PM

18. It would be a public option competing with private insurance

it's not Medicaid, it would be a separate program similar to Medicaid. Are they worried about the competition? That the nonprofit public option would be a better price?



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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 07:52 PM

19. It was a nice try. One step at a time. The first bills will all be vetoed...then there will be 2nd

bills, then 3rd bills.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:22 PM

21. "ultimately reasoned that there were too many unanswered questions." Translation:

The insurance lobby sat down with Sandoval and gave him a good twist of the nuts.

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