Loading...

Weather Alerts 1 View »

Gov. Brian Sandoval: Health reform law "unworkable"

Gov. Brian Sandoval: Health reform law "unworkable"

CREATED Nov 15, 2013

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Gov. Brian Sandoval says President Obama's about face to allow people to keep their old health insurance policies has made federal health reform unworkable.

The Republican Nevada governor who grudgingly accepted the law's mandates says Obama's announcement doesn't fix any problems and only adds more confusion.

In a statement, Sandoval on Friday urged the president and Congress to reconsider the law.

Nearly 25,000 Nevadans received notices from their insurance companies saying their policies would be canceled as of Jan. 1 because they don't meet requirements of the federal law. After mounting political pressure, the president Thursday said those people would be allowed to keep their existing coverage for one more year.

But Nevada's insurance commissioner says that may be easier said than done.