State approves $6 million contract to publicize health insurance exchange [Las Vegas Sun]
|By David McGrath Schwartz, Las Vegas Sun|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The marketing contract will be paid for through a federal grant.
Enrollment in the exchange begins in October.
"It has to stand on its own two feet," Sandoval said after the meeting.
Sandoval opposed the federal health care legislation, known by critics as Obamacare, arguing that the mandate was unconstitutional. But he signed legislation in 2011 creating
Sandoval also announced last month that the state would expand
Both setting up the state's health insurance exchange and expanding
In August, the
The marketing contract with
In the first year, the state expects about 118,000 people to use the exchange to purchase health insurance, a mandate for most people under the federal Affordable Care Act, according to
The first task under the contract will be to brand the exchange, and to come up with a name for it, Hager said.
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