Appleseed statement on LB887 advancing to floor of the Legislature

NE_Appleseed_Icons_StateCapital-128Today, Nebraska Appleseed Executive Director Rebecca Gould issued the following statement on LB887, the Wellness In Nebraska Act, being advanced to the floor of the Legislature by the HHS Committee.

“We strongly support today’s decision by the HHS Committee to advance LB 887 to the floor of the Legislature.  WIN will provide essential and affordable health insurance coverage for 54,000 of our friends and neighbors, allow for innovation in our health care system, and return billions of dollars to the state,” Gould said.  “We cannot and should not be comfortable leaving tens of thousands of our neighbors as the only ones in the state without any avenue to insurance coverage when we have the opportunity to bridge the coverage gap that our low-income families now face.  We look forward to LB 887 receiving vigorous debate followed by a vote of the full Legislature.”

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