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Proposed Medicaid expansion bill back again


For the third year in a row, Nebraska legislators will consider a bill to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income state residents.

Legislative Bill 472 was introduced by Lincoln Sen. Kathy Campbell last month. The bill was assigned to the Health and Human Services Committee, which will conduct a hearing on the legislation this week.

Following the hearing, the committee can vote to send to the bill to the full Legislature – with or without amendments – indefinitely postpone the bill or take no action.

Mandatory Medicaid expansion was initially part of the Affordable Care Act but was st...

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