CARSON CITY — A letter from 12 U.S. senators and 61 U.S. representatives to the nation’s governors to oppose the creation of health-care exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act comes too late to have any effect in Nevada.
The GOP-controlled House is set to vote this week on whether to repeal the national health-care law, but the Democratic-controlled Senate is not expected to consider such a measure.
GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval moved forward in the first days he took office in January 2011 to implement the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, despite his concerns about the constitutionality of the law.
The U.S. Supreme Court last month ruled most of the law constitutional. Nevada was one of 26 states to challenge the constitutionality of the law.