Nebraska lawmakers’ repeated refusal to extend Medicaid to uninsured, low-income adults means far fewer state residents have health care coverage compared to their neighbors in Iowa and Colorado.
AARP Nebraska today issued the following statement after the Health and Human Services Committee voted to send the Wellness in Nebraska Act to the full Legislature for action.
AARP Nebraska testified Tuesday in support of legislation that would close a health care coverage gap affecting tens of thousands of uninsured residents with low incomes.
It's time to break the impasse on LB 577, the Medicaid expansion bill, and take a fair up or down vote in the Legislature. Currently, a small group of senators is playing games with the health and economic well-being of 54,000 Nebraska adults under age 65 who lack affordable access to medical care. Their actions are preventing the bill from coming up for a vote.
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