Today, Nebraska Appleseed Executive Director Rebecca Gould released the following statement on LB 887, which would help more working Nebraskans get access to affordable health care coverage.
“A strong economy, a productive workforce, and a thriving future for our state all depend on having a health care system that works for all Nebraskans. LB 887 would provide health insurance to thousands of Nebraskans, bridging the coverage gap that low-income families now face in Nebraska,” Gould said. “Under the Wellness In Nebraska plan, we have an opportunity to bring billions of dollars back to our state, use innovative ideas to improve our health care system for all Nebraska residents, and ensure everyone has access to affordable health insurance coverage.”
“Currently, there are at least 54,000 uninsured Nebraskans who cannot access coverage in the insurance market. LB 887 is the only realistic means for them to get coverage and play an active role in managing their health,” Gould said. “The bill will reduce the cost to the state in uncompensated care and bring in federal dollars that will support thousands of jobs. Bottom line, everyone wins with the Wellness In Nebraska plan.”