Nevada has accepted the Medicaid Expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act, In Nevada; there are 204,000 uninsured adults who will be eligible for the Medicaid Expansion program. When the state expanded its Medicaid program, and starts the Medicaid Expansion initiative. 163,000 individuals will be eligible for Medicaid Expansion. 41,000 are currently eligible Medicaid under the states program but are not enrolled.
According to statement from the Governor Release to the Associated Press, the Governor is quoted as saying “Though I have never liked the Affordable Care Act because of the individual mandate it places on citizens, the increased burden on businesses and concerns about access to health care, the law has been upheld by the Supreme Court,” Sandoval said in a written statement. “As such, I am forced to accept it as today’s reality and I have decided to expand Nevada’s Medicaid coverage.” Sandoval nows joins Arizona, New Mexico, and North Dakota as part of the states that are led by Republican Governors who have chosen the Medicaid Expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act.
In addition to the acceptance of the Medicaid Expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act, Sandoval has also chosen to setup a State Run Health Insurance Exchange (HIE) the Health Insurance exchange is expected to be an online market place where small business owners, and individuals will be able to purchase Health Insurance. This has been an ongoing internal battle for republican governors on whether or not to run their own state-run health insurance exchange.
When Nevada establishes the Medicaid Expansion program, there will be a range of 137,000 to 196,000 adults who will be eligible and may participate in the Medicaid Expansion program by 2019.
It is estimated that Nevada will spend in the range of $187 Million to $338 Million to cover the additional adults that are part of the Medicaid Expansion program during the first three years of the expansion. The federal government will cover 100% of the cost of the additional enrollees. Nevada is expected to bring in $712 Million in federal funding to its Medicaid system
Need Application Forms, or information on your states Medicaid Application guideline. Please visit our State Centers for Medicaid Page with links to Applications, and Contact information for specific states.