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Live And Local With Kevin Wall 12/12/12: Governor Sandoval, Medicaid, And Right To Work

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CBS LAS VEGAS- State Senate Republican leaders are lining up behind Governor Brian Sandoval’s call to expand Medicaid eligibility for Nevada’s poorest residents, while Democrats and advocates for the needy are taking a cautious stance until more details emerge. State Senator Dr. Joe Hardy, Clark County District 12, talks about why this will help the state and the people that that live here. Callers react to the Governor’s decision to expand Medicaid eligibility for Nevada’s poorest residents. Jeff Gilbert, a CBS Radio Reporter from Michigan, talks about what will happen next after the Governor signed a law that makes the state a ‘Right to Work’ state.

State Senate Republican leaders are lining up behind Governor Brian Sandoval’s call to expand Medicaid eligibility for Nevada’s poorest residents, while Democrats and advocates for the needy are taking a cautious stance until more details emerge. Geoff Lawrence, Deputy Policy Director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI), talks about why this will hurt the residence of Nevada. Callers react to the Governor’s decision to expand Medicaid eligibility for Nevada’s poorest residents.

Was Governor Sandoval right in expanding Medicaid programs, even if it costs the state over $20 million a year? Callers tell us if Governor Sandoval did the right thing.

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