Sarah Maresh

Health Care Access at Reentry: LB921 and Beyond

Our communities are stronger when all Nebraskans have access to quality, affordable health care. Unfortunately, finding health care and understanding insurance can be difficult. One new law is working towards addressing this issue. In April, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB921, which will help hundreds of Nebraskans leaving correctional facilities access health coverage upon reentry. Work …

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What Nebraskans are doing to protect abortion access

When the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, they undermined our ability to access health care services in our own communities – including, but not limited to, abortion.  It’s important to start by saying that nothing has changed in Nebraska – yet. The ruling opens the way for state legislators to try to pass …

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Dobbs v. Jackson + Health Care Access in Nebraska

Nebraska Appleseed Responds to Dobbs v. Jackson The mission of our Health Care Access Program is clear from our program’s name; we work to ensure access to health care for all Nebraskans. For many years, this work has centered on ensuring access to health insurance broadly, through Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and more recently …

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Take Action: LB952 ensures health care coverage for a safe, successful reentry

Our communities are stronger when Nebraskans have access to quality, affordable health care. We can do more to make sure Nebraskans have access to health care when leaving incarceration so they can safely and successfully return to their community. LB952, introduced by Senator John Cavanaugh, would provide Medicaid enrollment assistance to reentering Nebraskans.  The first …

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All Medicaid Expansion Enrollees Start Receiving Full Benefits TODAY! 🎉

Nebraskans sent a clear message when voters approved the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative in November 2018. Nebraskans value keeping our neighbors, family members, and friends healthy. Medicaid expansion was always intended to provide comprehensive health care coverage, and nearly three years after the ballot initiative, it finally will.  Starting today, ALL Nebraskans enrolled in Medicaid …

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All Medicaid Expansion Enrollees Start Receiving Full Benefits TODAY! 🎉

Nebraskans sent a clear message when voters approved the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative in November 2018. Nebraskans value keeping our neighbors, family members, and friends healthy. Medicaid expansion was always intended to provide comprehensive health care coverage, and nearly three years after the ballot initiative, it finally will.  Starting today, ALL Nebraskans enrolled in Medicaid …

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Vaccine

Q&A: How to access the COVID-19 Vaccine

Keeping everyone in our communities healthy Answering your frequently asked questions about accessing the COVID-19 Vaccine Vaccines are an important part of how the world will fight COVID-19, and getting vaccinated is a vital step we can take to protect our families, friends, coworkers, and communities. Thankfully, COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available in the …

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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

The American Rescue Plan: What Nebraska can do for our health

The American Rescue Plan: What Nebraska can do for our health The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) helps health care be more accessible and affordable by lowering the cost of coverage for many Nebraskans and provides states additional opportunities to improve the health of its communities. ARPA offers states millions of dollars in federal funding …

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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

The American Rescue Plan: Making Health Care More Affordable for Nebraskans

The American Rescue Plan: Making Health Care More Affordable for Nebraskans The importance of having steady access to quality, affordable health care coverage is clearer now more than ever. The pandemic has taken a devastating toll on Nebraskans, especially on our essential workers, communities of color, and those without health insurance coverage. Evidence shows that …

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Streamlining the Medicaid Program: A win-win for Nebraska

For over fifty years, Medicaid has provided health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of low-income Nebraskans, helping children in Nebraska succeed in school and keeping the state’s communities healthy. Medicaid not only supports the health and well-being of Nebraskans, it also supports Nebraska’s workforce, health systems, and economy.  When people have access to health …

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