Health Care

You’re Invited: Community Conversations about Improving Health Care Access

Please join us for a virtual community conversation about improving access to health care in Nebraska! These conversations are your opportunity to meet others in the community who are passionate about health care. Together we will learn and share the challenges that Nebraskans face in accessing health care. We’ll also brainstorm ways to improve health …

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Lawmakers must act to keep the Health Insurance Marketplace affordable for Nebraskans

The Health Insurance Marketplace is a critical source of comprehensive, affordable health care coverage for many Nebraskans. In fact, over 99,000 Nebraskans rely on the Marketplace to access health coverage, and the vast majority of enrolled Nebraskans rely on tax credits to make their coverage more affordable. Health insurance affordability is increasingly important as Nebraskans’ …

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Health Care Access at Reentry: LB921 and Beyond

Our communities are stronger when all Nebraskans have access to quality, affordable health care. Unfortunately, finding health care and understanding insurance can be difficult. One new law is working towards addressing this issue. In April, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB921, which will help hundreds of Nebraskans leaving correctional facilities access health coverage upon reentry. Work …

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What Nebraskans are doing to protect abortion access

When the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, they undermined our ability to access health care services in our own communities – including, but not limited to, abortion.  It’s important to start by saying that nothing has changed in Nebraska – yet. The ruling opens the way for state legislators to try to pass …

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Dobbs v. Jackson + Health Care Access in Nebraska

Nebraska Appleseed Responds to Dobbs v. Jackson The mission of our Health Care Access Program is clear from our program’s name; we work to ensure access to health care for all Nebraskans. For many years, this work has centered on ensuring access to health insurance broadly, through Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and more recently …

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Meet Appleseed’s Summer 2022 Interns and Clerks!

We’re excited to welcome our 2022 Summer cohort of Interns and Clerks! Every program and team gets to work with these bright, talented, and dedicated interns and law clerks who are passionate about fighting for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Meet the newest additions to our team who are dedicating their time to positive …

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Health Care Experience

Give your feedback on Health Care in Nebraska

We’re working to ensure that all Nebraskans have access to quality, affordable health care. We are seeking input from you and Nebraskans across the state in order to learn about today’s biggest health care issues. Your voice makes a difference Share your experience regarding health care in Nebraska to help inform our priorities and practices …

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Capitol

2022 Legislative session wrap up

Last Wednesday the Legislature adjourned sine die, meaning the body has concluded its work for the session.  This year’s session introduced many new and unique challenges and opportunities. On top of normal business, senators also had to address how to allocate $1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) coronavirus relief funds. The number of …

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Historic child welfare bill passes

This Wednesday is the last official day of the 2022 session! Unless there are veto override votes, all of this session’s legislative business is complete. Wednesday’s agenda will mostly consist of closing remarks from senators, the Speaker, and the Governor.  Last week was an extremely busy time at the legislature, with successful passage of two …

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Health Care

Nebraska Legislature Takes Steps to Improve Health of Those Reentering the Community

***For Immediate Release***April 14, 2022 Contact:James GoddardPrograms Senior DirectorNebraska AppleseedC: (402) 570-9462jgoddard@neappleseed.org Nebraska Appleseed Responds to the Passage of LB921 The Nebraska Legislature Takes Steps to Improve Medicaid Reentry Practices for a Safe and Healthy Nebraska LINCOLN, NE — This week, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB921, which is a bill that will help Nebraskans leaving …

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