Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval rejected proposed legislation that would have allowed Nevadans to purchase Medicaid managed care plans on the state’s health benefit exchange regardless of household income if they are not otherwise Medicaid eligible.
In a June 16 veto message, Sandoval wrote that due to tight legislative deadlines, there was too little time to thoroughly vet the proposal to establish the Nevada Care Plan within the state’s Medicaid program, noting he had approved legislation authorizing a study of the concept. Sandoval also raised concerns that there would be sufficient providers willing to accept the relatively low Medicaid reimbursements and the possibility of households choosing to purchase Medicaid managed care plans to replace commercial plans.
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