Rory Reid Warns That Health Care Law Poses Risk to Nevada

Posted October 7, 2010 at 11:03pm

Rory Reid expressed wariness Thursday night over the health care overhaul ushered through the Senate under his father’s watch this year.

“I don’t deny that Nevada needs to be vigilant on this issue,” the Democratic gubernatorial candidate said at a debate in Las Vegas. “The law that was passed gives time for the new system to go into effect, but there is potential for it to put significant pressure on states because Medicaid rates could go up significantly.”

Reid, the son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), said he opposes lawsuits filed by some states in opposition to the law, saying he believes that they are politically motivated and that they will not lead to a resolution to his state’s health care spending problems.

Rory Reid is running against Republican Brian Sandoval, who resigned as a U.S. district judge to run for governor and beat incumbent Gov. Jim Gibbons in the primary.

Reid’s father is running for re-election and is in a close race with GOP candidate Sharron Angle.

The debate was the second of four planned. It aired on C-SPAN.