Saving Families from the Financial Ledge: Medicaid Expansion in Nebraska

On April 1, 2015, Dr. Allan Jenkins, Professor of Economics at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and Dr. Ron Konecny, Professor of Management at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, released Nebraska Medicaid Expansion: Protecting a Critical Infrastructure, Supporting Main Street, Improving Worker Health and Productivity (henceforth referred to as the “UNK Report”). The UNK Report is an extensive benefit-cost analysis of several factors that should be considered in the debate on LB 472, the Medicaid Redesign Act, and Medicaid expansion in Nebraska. 

This brief is part of a series to examine findings of the UNK Report, their implication on LB 472, and their significance to rural Nebraska. This brief examines basic economic and income issues for all Nebraskans connected to expanding Medicaid.