STATEMENT – Failure to advance LB 472 leaves 77,000 Nebraskans without coverage

***For Immediate Release***NE_Appleseed_Icons_StateCapital-128

April 8, 2015

Contact, Jeff Sheldon
Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed
Office: (402) 438-8853
Mobile: (402) 840-7289
jsheldon@neappleseed.org

 

Appleseed Statement on Legislature’s decision not to advance LB 472

 

LINCOLN — Today, Nebraska Appleseed Executive Director Rebecca Gould released the following statement on the Legislature’s decision not to advance LB 472 – the Medicaid Redesign Act.

“Today’s vote was another disappointing outcome for the more than 77,000 Nebraskans who cannot afford health coverage,” Gould said. “Failing to advance this bill means Nebraska will continue to turn away billions of federal dollars that would improve our health care system and spur the economy. Every day we go without a solution means more Nebraskans cannot get the health care they need. We challenge the Legislature and the Governor to come up with a solution to this problem. It cannot continue to be ignored.”

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