Health Care

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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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SNAP reentry bill fails to advance, but we will keep fighting

We are nearing the end of the 2022 session, with three legislative days set for this week. The last day, Day 60, is scheduled for Wednesday April 20th. There are still a number of priority bills slated for final votes in the coming days, including a few of Appleseed’s priorities, so there is still work …

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Preparing for Important Medicaid Changes

Medicaid plays an important role in keeping Nebraskans healthy – and we know that our communities are stronger when all Nebraskans have access to quality, affordable health care. Over 300,000 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 …

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Floor debate begins: emergency rental assistance up on the agenda

Committee hearings for the 2022 session are complete. The Legislature began all-day floor debate this week and will continue until they adjourn in April, with late-night sessions starting next week. Learn more about the floor debate process in my short explainer here.  This week’s agenda You can find today’s agenda here, which includes LB1173, …

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State of the Union Response: A Brighter, Inclusive Future Ahead

State of the Union Response: A Brighter, Inclusive Future Ahead   We join President Biden in sharing our solidarity with the people of Ukraine facing uncertainty and forced displacement. Around the world and nation, people fleeing danger and conflict have the right to seek safety and protection, without discrimination.  As a nation, we are committed …

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