Nevada’s Governor Vetoes ‘Medicaid for All’ Insurance Plan

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Bill would have allowed any state resident to buy into Medicaid

Nevada‘s governor, Brian Sandoval, was part of a bipartisan group of governors who signed a letter Friday criticizing the House GOP health bill. The Republican also vetoed a bill later in the day that would have allowed any Nevada resident to buy into Medicaid.
Nevada‘s governor, Brian Sandoval, was part of a bipartisan group of governors who signed a letter Friday criticizing the House GOP health bill. The Republican also vetoed a bill later in the day that would have allowed any Nevada resident to buy into Medicaid. PHOTO:DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES

June 17, 2017 8:14 a.m. ET

Nevada’s Republican governor vetoed a bill late Friday that would have created the nation’s first “Medicaid for all” insurance offering, a plan that drew widespread attention as states brace for changes in the federal Affordable Care Act.

The bill would have allowed any state resident to buy into Medicaid, the federal-state program for people with low incomes or disabilities. The idea, which its Democratic sponsor said would have created a guaranteed health coverage option that was affordable, has…

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