Statement – LB 1032 creates path to affordable health coverage for 77,000 Nebraskans

***For Immediate Release***

February 10, 2016

 

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

 

Nebraska Appleseed Statement supporting Transitional Health Insurance Program Act

LB 1032 would create path to affordable health insurance for 77,000 uninsured Nebraskans

 

LINCOLN — Today, Nebraska Appleseed Executive Director Rebecca Gould released the following statement in support of LB 1032, the Transitional Health Insurance Program Act. The bill, introduced by State Sen. John McCollister, will receive a hearing by the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee Wednesday afternoon.

“Everyone in Nebraska needs to be able to see a doctor when they get sick or injured, and LB 1032 creates a path to affordable health insurance that is long overdue for 77,000 Nebraskans that can’t currently afford coverage,” Gould said. “This bill is a unique solution that meets the specific needs of Nebraska and would allow our state to recoup more than $2 billion of our tax dollars that would strengthen our health care system and our workforce.

“We applaud Senator McCollister for his leadership on this issue,” Gould said, “and for collaborating with lawmakers in both parties to create a solution that not only will help hard-working people get affordable health coverage, but also support jobs, ensure the financial stability of health care providers, and help grow Nebraska’s economy. We urge the committee to advance this bill to the floor with its full support.”

 

Additionally on Wednesday, 27 Nebraska organizations publicly declared their support for LB 1032.

Name of Group or Organization

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)

Brain Injury Association of Nebraska

Center for Rural Affairs

Children and Family Coalition of Nebraska (CAFCON)

City of Lincoln

Health Center Association of Nebraska

Heartland Workers Center

League of Women Voters of Lincoln and Lancaster County

Lincoln MoveOn Council

March of Dimes Nebraska Chapter

National MS Society- Mid America Chapter

Nebraska AIDS Project

Nebraska Appleseed

Nebraska Association of County Officials

Nebraska Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers

Nebraska Children’s Health & Education Alliance

Nebraska Farmer’s Union

Nebraska Pharmacists Association

Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Nebraska State AFL-CIO

Nebraskans for Peace

Omaha Together One Community (OTOC)

The Arc of Nebraska

The Holland Children’s Movement

Unitarian Church of Lincoln

Urban League of Nebraska

Voices for Children in Nebraska

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