CARSON CITY — Governor Jim Gibbons is now considering his options to move forward with legal action on behalf of the State of Nevada against the Reid/Obama nationalized health care plan. Today, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D) refused the governor’s request to join more than a dozen other states in a lawsuit filed against the federal government. “I am disappointed the Attorney General has refused to fight for the rights of Nevada citizens,” Governor Gibbons said, “But I swore an oath to protect Nevada citizens and that is exactly what I intend to do.”
“The Reid/Obama nationalized health care plan will bankrupt Medicaid in Nevada and will force us to make huge cuts to education and public safety,” Gibbons said, “and it will force Nevadans to buy a product or face IRS penalties.” Gibbons added, “This type of federal intrusion into our lives and our state must be stopped.”
The Attorney General has suggested that Nevada need not file any legal action because other states already have. “I want a Nevadan in this fight against this federal intrusion,” Gibbons said, “I will not surrender to this federal assault and I will not succumb to political pressure while the rights of Nevada citizens are trampled.”
Numerous reputable attorneys have contacted the governor’s office willing to represent Nevada without charge. Governor Gibbons and his staff are exploring all options at this time.