This decision assures coverage for low income uninsured Nevadans who would not be eligible for the new health insurance products provided through the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange.
Sandoval made the request as chairman of the state Homeland Security Commission, which met today by teleconference.
A presentation will be prepared for the next meeting of the commission.
“As such, I am forced to accept it as today’s reality and I have decided to expand Nevada’s Medicaid coverage. The award will mean up to $10 million to the district.
An application submitted by the Clark County School District did not receive funding.
Brian Sandoval’s decision to expand the state Medicaid program as a commitment to the health of all Nevadans and a boost for a critical sector of the state’s economy.