Expanded Medicaid NOW Available in Nebraska
Access to quality, affordable, and equitable health care can be life-changing. Although the coronavirus pandemic brings uncertainty for us all, now more than ever we need to come together to fight for justice for every Nebraskan.
After nearly a decade of waiting, more than 90,000 Nebraskans are newly eligible to apply for Medicaid expansion through the state of Nebraska.
Expanded Medicaid coverage began on Thursday, October 1, 2020.
As of October 1, 2021, all Medicaid expansion enrollees have access to all Nebraska Medicaid benefits, including dental, vision, and over-the-counter drug coverage.
Medicaid has expanded to cover Nebraskans who previously did not qualify. Those being paid up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (or up to $1,481/month for a household of 1 and $2,525/month for a household of 3) may be eligible. As of October 1, 2021, all Medicaid expansion enrollees have access to all Nebraska Medicaid benefits, including dental, vision, and over-the-counter drug coverage.
DHHS announced in June 2021 that it is no longer pursuing a plan that includes wellness and work requirements for the expansion group.
SHARE YOUR STORY
Stories are the most powerful form of advocacy, and we would love to hear your story. We want to know why Medicaid expansion is important to you. How will it make a difference for you or your loved ones? How has this pandemic increased the need for Medicaid expansion?
For questions about the Heritage Health Adult program, please contact Appleseed’s Community Assistance Line by filling out our online form.