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Nevada may opt out of expanded Medicaid benefits, Sandoval says

Gov. Brian Sandoval, a staunch opponent of the Affordable Health Care for America Act, said on Thursday that if the measure's expanded Medicaid options are indeed optional, Nevada may not opt in.

"The Supreme Court's decision indicates states will have an option to expand Medicaid, but additional guidance is needed in order to understand the penalties for not expanding the Medicaid program," Sandoval said in a statement on the ruling.

"Given what we know today, the governor does not intend to automatically accept the Medicaid expansion," the statement said. "These serious budgetary implications, including the impact on education spending, require …

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