Health Care

Medicaid Eligibility for Foster Care Youth Expanded to Age 26

Thanks to a recent change in the law, Foster Youth may be eligible for Medicaid coverage to age 26 – even if they move to a different state!  Here is some more information: Background What changed? The original law made young people not eligible for Medicaid if they moved away from the state where they …

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The Need for Paid Sick Leave for ALL workers in Nebraska

This is a guest post by Miriam Nieto Lopez, Nebraska Appleseed intern in 2023 The path that led me to interning at Nebraska Appleseed was shaped by experiences in my childhood. As an Economic Justice intern, I’ve spent most of my time working to get paid sick leave for Nebraskans. The absence of paid sick …

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Announcing the 2023 Good Apple Award Honorees

Join us for the 2023 Good Apple Awards on Thursday, October 5 at the Livestock Exchange Ballroom in Omaha. Social hour with an hors d’oeuvres dinner and live music begins at 6:00 pm with a short program to follow at 7:00 pm. Purchase your tickets or become a sponsor of the 2023 Good Apple Awards …

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Meet Appleseed’s Summer 2023 Interns and Clerks!

We’re excited to welcome our 2023 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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News

Big News: Paid Sick Leave Ballot Initiative Filed

Today, Nebraska advocates filed a ballot initiative for the November 2024 election to require all businesses to offer paid sick leave to employees. No one should have to choose between their paycheck and their health. And yet over 250,000 Nebraskans have to make the hard choice between caring for themselves or a loved one, and …

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Legislative Update

2023 Legislative Session Wrap-up

Last Thursday, the Legislature adjourned sine die, meaning the body has concluded its work for the session.  This year’s session was a challenging one. We saw a breaking of many norms and increased partisanship. The number of contentious issues on the floor, plus the increasing use of the filibuster, unfortunately meant that many priority bills …

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Preparing for Important Medicaid Changes – Medicaid Renewals are Restarting

Medicaid provides important health coverage for many Nebraskans, and we know that our communities are stronger when all Nebraskans have access to quality, affordable health care. Over 390,000 Nebraskans have been relying on Medicaid coverage for their health needs during the pandemic, and upcoming changes could cause tens of thousands of Nebraskans to lose Medicaid …

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Record Number of Nebraskans Get Marketplace Health Coverage!

Health insurance coverage is critical. People who have health insurance coverage are more likely to get preventative care and seek treatment to manage chronic conditions. Marketplace Health Insurance Coverage is an important source of comprehensive, affordable health care coverage. This year, a record number of Nebraskans signed up for Marketplace Health Insurance Coverage during open …

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Congress wraps up 2022 with some steps forward, changes, and inaction

Today Congress passed an omnibus appropriations bill, making key investments in some areas, while falling short in others. Read on to learn about the policy changes made to areas like access to nutrition, health care, and economic support for our communities. The bill included these important steps forward: What’s happening to the Temporary Medicaid Continuous …

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