(Cindy Lake) – In response to the announcement that Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has decided to propose expanding Medicaid in the state – a decision enthusiastically praised by Democrat U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, but rejected by other Republican governors around the country – I can only say that I respectfully disagree.
As our official Republican Party platform states, “We believe that any government control, regulation and/or intervention in health care will diminish quality and availability, and will directly result in increased cost.”
The federal government can’t afford this; the state of Nevada can’t afford this; and Nevada taxpayers can’t afford this. Now, as we continue to suffer from the ongoing Obama Recession, is the time to reduce the size and scope of government, not expand it.
(Cindy Lake is Chairman of the Clark County Republican Party)