New Medicaid Expansion Bill Heads to the Legislature


A bill to expand Medicaidin Nebraska will now go to the full legislature for debate.

The Health and Human Servicescommittee has advanced the, Wellness in Nebraska Act, a new version of a Medicaidexpansion proposal. The new bill was introduced after a Medicaid expansion billstalled in the legislature last year.

The re-writtenproposal makes use of private insurance, cost-sharing and wellness incentives.

GovernorDave Heineman and a group of conservative state senators have spoken out,saying they're still opposed to expanded Medicaid.