Health Care

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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Last week of hearings for the 2022 session

We are in the last week of committee hearings for the 2022 session! Starting next week, the Legislature will begin all-day floor debate until they adjourn in April, with late night sessions starting in mid-March. Priority bills will be at the center of debate through the end of session – you can find that list …

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Emergency rental assistance funding prioritized

We’ve reached the halfway point for the 2022 session! We have two more weeks of committee hearings and then beginning March 7, the Legislature will begin all-day floor debate. The focus for the rest of session will primarily be on senators\’ priority bills, which can be found here. We’re excited to see several of Appleseed’s …

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At the legislature

Voice your support for access to food for all Nebraskans

Senators and committees continue to designate their legislative priorities, which are due by February 22nd. We’re excited to see several Appleseed priorities make it on the list, including LB 121 (Senator Megan Hunt), which aims to eliminate Nebraska’s counterproductive ban on SNAP benefits for people with certain drug felony convictions after they reenter their communities. …

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2022 Nebraska Appleseed Legislative Priorities

The Nebraska Legislature introduced close to 600 bills and proposed constitutional amendments, and we’re ready to fight for justice and opportunity at the Capitol! Here are Appleseed’s legislative priorities for the 2022 short session. ⤵️ Strengthening worker protections LB 719 ensures better support for Nebraskans injured on the job by updating Nebraska’s workers’ compensation rates, …

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Welcome Lindsay Limbach, Organizing Director!

We’re incredibly excited to work with Lindsay Limbach (she/her/hers) as the new Organizing Director for Appleseed! She’ll be leading our grassroots relationship-building and engagement efforts across all of our programs to fight for a more just society. Previously, Lindsay was a Family/Neighborhood Engagement Specialist with the Community Learning Centers, Lincoln Public Schools. “I had the …

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A strong workers’ compensation system is essential for all Nebraskans

Last week was full of long days, late nights, and delicious sips of coffee while fighting for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Advocating for equitable funding and racial impact statements We kicked off hearings last week testifying in front of the Appropriations Committee with recommendations on how we can use the federal American Rescue …

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Take Action: LB952 ensures health care coverage for a safe, successful reentry

Our communities are stronger when Nebraskans have access to quality, affordable health care. We can do more to make sure Nebraskans have access to health care when leaving incarceration so they can safely and successfully return to their community. LB952, introduced by Senator John Cavanaugh, would provide Medicaid enrollment assistance to reentering Nebraskans.  The first …

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