Health Care



Health care coverage is a vital part of living a good life. People with health insurance are physically healthier – and economically more secure. They seek out preventative care, they see a doctor when they need to, and they’re more likely to bounce back, financially, from injury or illness.

But, today, more than 225,000 Nebraskans can’t afford even basic health care coverage.

At Nebraska Appleseed, we’re working to make quality health care affordable for everyone.

Currently we’re focused on – and enthusiastic about – the federal Affordable Care Act. The law is the best opportunity our state has had to make real progress.

We’re working with government agencies and lawmakers to make sure the Affordable Care Act is implemented fairly in our state; that new systems are simple and easy to use; and that the law reaches the people it was intended to help.


Stories are the most powerful form of advocacy, and we would love to hear your story.

The work that we do at Nebraska Appleseed is driven by hearing from Nebraskans like you. Our Health Care Access Program is fighting for quality health care that is affordable and accessible for all. By sharing your story with us, it helps us ensure that our work is community led, strengthens our calls for change by connecting policies to the lives of real Nebraskans, and builds community power by pushing for policies that actually serve our communities.

Have questions? Want to talk to us directly? Email Andrew Farias at

Story Submission Consent

We need to make sure we have your permission to share your story with the people who should hear it. By typing your name in the box in the form, you are agreeing that you understand your story (and photo, if applicable) may be shared with a variety of people, including policymakers and other Nebraskans, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that everyone in Nebraska can get quality, affordable health coverage. We will not sell your story or your information to anyone. Your story may be reasonably modified for length or context, but will never be altered to include any information you did not specifically share with us. By signing here, you agree to release Nebraska Appleseed from any and all claims or liability. We will store your information in accordance with Nebraska Appleseed’s privacy policy found at:

Current Projects & Initiatives:

Affordable Care Act

NE_Appleseed_Icons_AffordableCareAct-128Appleseed recognizes the Affordable Care Act, the national health care reform law, as a great opportunity for thousands of Nebraskans to get improved access to quality, affordable health care.



Publications | Current Legislation | On Our Blog


NE_Appleseed_Icons_Medicaid-128Appleseed believes Medicaid is a vital program that provides much-needed health care access to thousands of Nebraskans who could not otherwise get access to care, including vulnerable children and older adults who do not yet qualify for Medicare. We fight to protect the program and fervently support the Affordable Care Act’s new Medicaid option that will bring health care access to 90,000 uninsured Nebraskans.


Learn More | On Our Blog

Children’s Health Care

NE_Appleseed_Icons_ChildrensHealth-128Healthy children learn better and are more readily prepared to become healthy, productive adults. Appleseed advocates for policies that ensure better access to health care for our kids to give them the brightest possible future. We worked at federal level to strengthen the Children’s Health Insurance Program and fought for increased access at the state level, and continue to push for mental and behavioral health services to be covered to a greater degree under Medicaid.

On Our Blog

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