Republican Governor and Obamacare: Approval Numbers Jump
It is safe to say that most Republicans, whether in Washington or elsewhere, are largely against President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Governor Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.) appears to be the exception though, according to Politico. He is the only Republican governor — so far — that has the state government expanding medicaid and putting its own healthcare options up, all under Obamacare.
Nevada’s health insurance coverage rate is the one of the lowest in the country, second only to Texas — according to USA TODAY. This participation in Obama’s biggest legislative project may prove to be good for the state, but it places Sandoval in a difficult position with his own party, many of which will likely not look fondly on his participation.
Sandoval told Politico that he has always frowned on the law and would prefer it was repealed — but while it remains in place he says it is his job to try to make it work for Nevada. “I opposed the Affordable Care Act form its inception,” Sandoval told Politico, but noted that after it was upheld in court “the Affordable Care Act became the law of the land.”