By Sean Whaley | Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY — The direction of Nevada‘s 2013-15 budget on Medicaid spending depends on who wins the U.S. presidential election, Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tuesday.
The state Department of Health and Human Services is preparing two budgets, one reflecting Medicaid expansion if President Barack Obama wins and one without if GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins.
“If you’ve watched the debates, which I’m sure you have, … Gov. Romney has declared that he is going to seek to modify, if not remove, the (Patient Protection and) Affordable Care Act, which obviously would have a large impact on our budgeting process,” Sandoval said.
“When we’re in the middle of a budget process, we have to account for all the variables. There are some big variables right now.”