But Sandoval has also said he would oppose long-term funding for the exchange if it takes away money from other state programs or requires a tax increase.
"I'm not going to be supportive of taking general fund dollars," he said earlier, adding the exchange would have to become self-sufficient if it is to continue long term.
Next week, a board overseeing the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange will hold a hearing to adopt regulations imposing a monthly fee on insurers who offer coverage through the exchange.
Under the proposed rates, insurers in 2014 would pay $4.95 for each health care policy issued that doesn't include dental coverage; $5.31 for plans that include dental; and 36-cents for dental plans alone.
The fees, designed to help cover costs of running the program, would increase in each of the following three years to $8.62 for a combined health/dental plan in 2017 under the proposal.
Health insurance policies purchased before Dec. 15 will start coverage on Jan. 1 of next year.