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Governor Jim Gibbons (R – Nevada) is considering opting his state out of the Medicaid system if Obamacare passes.  Nevada, like other states, is looking at exorbitant costs if the current health care bill becomes law because many lower income families will be shifted to Medicaid.  In Nevada’s case, Obamacare is expected to cost that state’s taxpayers $636 million when Federal subsidies expire after 2014, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

If Nevada opts out of Medicaid, the majority of the state’s poor and lower income will be eligible for Federal subsidies to purchase private health care.

Wary of health care reform, Gibbons weighs rejecting federal Medicaid funds – Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 | 2 a.m. – Las Vegas Sun