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Sandoval supports Medicaid expansion

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tuesday he’ll support expanding Medicaid eligibility in Nevada as called for under the federal health care law to provide coverage for the state’s neediest residents.In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, 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. About 22 percent, or 604,000 Nevadans, are uninsured.He added …

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