STATEMENT – Business, faith, education, and health care groups support LB 472

NE_Appleseed_Icons_Medicaid-128***For Immediate Release***
Contact: Jeff Sheldon
Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed
Office: (402) 438-8853
Mobile: (402) 840-7289
Email: jsheldon@neappleseed.org

LINCOLN — Today a coalition of more than 20 business, health care, education, faith and community groups issued a joint statement in support of LB 472, introduced today by State Senator Kathy Campbell, that would close the coverage gap that currently leaves more than 54,000 working Nebraskans unable to get health insurance.

“LB 472 creates a Nebraska-specific plan that brings billions of our tax dollars back home to create jobs, reduce the cost of uncompensated care, and make health care make sense for all Nebraskans,” the group’s statement reads. “Closing the coverage gap is good for the well-being of our people, the productivity of our workforce, the long-term stability of our health care providers, and the strength of our economy. The bill gives our Governor flexibility to redesign Medicaid in a way that makes sense in Nebraska and works both for hospitals and the working people who need coverage.”

The following groups signed on to the above statement:

The Arc of Nebraska

AARP of Nebraska

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American Heart Association

Brain Injury Association of Nebraska

Center for People in Need

Center for Rural Affairs

Diocesan Public Policy Network

Disability Rights Nebraska

Friends of Public Health in Nebraska

Health Center Association of Nebraska

Holland Children’s Movement

Mid America Chapter of the National MS Society

Nebraska Appleseed

Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations

Nebraska Child Healthcare Alliance

Nebraska Hospital Association

Nebraska Medical Association

Nebraska Nurses Association

Nebraska Psychological Association

Nebraska Society for Respiratory Care

Nebraska State Education Association

Nebraska Retail Federation

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