Expanded Medicaid NOW Available in Nebraska

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.

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Eligibility

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.

Requirements:

DHHS announced in June 2021 that it is no longer pursuing a plan that includes wellness and work requirements for the expansion group.

Medicaid Expansion FAQ

Find Free Local Help

Nebraskans can also sign up for health coverage with the help of Enrollment Assisters. Find an assister organization in your community by visiting our map:

SHARE YOUR STORY

Stories are the most powerful form of advocacy, and we would love to hear your story.

The work that we do at Nebraska Appleseed is driven by hearing from Nebraskans like you. Our Health Care Access Program is fighting for quality health care that is affordable and accessible for all. By sharing your story with us, it helps us ensure that our work is community led, strengthens our calls for change by connecting policies to the lives of real Nebraskans, and builds community power by pushing for policies that actually serve our communities.

Have questions? Want to talk to us directly? Email Andrew Farias at afarias@neappleseed.org

Story Submission Consent

We need to make sure we have your permission to share your story with the people who should hear it. By typing your name in the box in the form, you are agreeing that you understand your story (and photo, if applicable) may be shared with a variety of people, including policymakers and other Nebraskans, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that everyone in Nebraska can get quality, affordable health coverage. We will not sell your story or your information to anyone. Your story may be reasonably modified for length or context, but will never be altered to include any information you did not specifically share with us. By signing here, you agree to release Nebraska Appleseed from any and all claims or liability. We will store your information in accordance with Nebraska Appleseed’s privacy policy found at: neappleseed.org/privacy.

For questions about the Heritage Health Adult program, please contact Appleseed’s Community Assistance Line by filling out our online form.

How did we get Medicaid expansion in Nebraska?

It took years of advocacy by community advocates, leaders, and organizations!

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