Take Action – Tell Legislature to advance Medicaid expansion bill LB 441

Nebraskans gathered for a “Protect Our Care” rally in Lincoln’s Tower Square on March 27, 2017.

Last week, you helped do something incredible.

Thanks to your phone calls, your emails, and your decision to show up at town halls and support affordable health coverage, Congress has left the Affordable Care Act in place. This means millions of Americans – and thousands of Nebraskans – will be able to keep their health insurance.

But we’ve still got more work to do. Right now, there are about 100,000 Nebraskans who still can’t get health insurance because our State Legislature hasn’t expanded Medicaid. This choice has left many of our friends and neighbors like Diana uninsured and left our tax dollars in Washington, D.C., when they could be helping our state’s health care system and economy instead.

You can help change this! Make a phone call the Nebraska Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee and urge them to “advance” LB 441, a bill that would let Nebraska make the long-overdue move to expand Medicaid.

Sen. Merv Riepe (402) 471-2623 Sen. Sara Howard (402) 471-2723
Sen. Sue Crawford (402) 471-2615 Sen. Mark Kolterman (402) 471-2756
Sen. Steve Erdman (402) 471-2616 Sen. Lou Ann Linehan (402) 471-2885
Sen. Matt Williams (402) 471-2642

 

You could tell them 1 or 2 of the following:

  • Right now, almost 100,000 Nebraskans can’t afford health insurance, but LB 441 could change this.
  • It is time for Nebraska to join more than 30 other states that have expanded Medicaid and cover our hard-working friends and neighbors. We can’t afford to leave these people uninsured when more and more states are taking action.
  • Expanding Medicaid would bring more than $1 billion of our own tax dollars back to our state. With our current budget deficit we need to use every dollar we can get responsibly.

 

This issue is too important to be denied debate by the full Legislature. Please call members of the HHS Committee and ask them to advance LB 441.

Your efforts already have saved affordable health insurance for millions of Americans. Now, let’s take the next step to make sure every Nebraskan can get the coverage they need.

Thank you so much for speaking up on an issue that affects all of us.

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