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Recent posts by Casey Francis

Best Reason for Nebraska's Medicaid Redesign: The Math Adds Up

Here in Nebraska lawmakers are deciding about the lives of 77,000 Nebraskans. The Medicaid Redesign Act, or LB 472, would provide health insurance coverage through the state’s Medicaid program to those in the coverage gap. The health and well-being of 77,000 Nebraskans is a pretty compelling reason to support the Medicaid Redesign Act, or LB 472. You might be wondering, however, "Is this whole Medicaid Redesign Act a fiscally smart move for the great state of Nebraska?"

Nebraska Medicaid Redesign Act (LB 472), April 2015

The Medicaid Redesign Act, or LB 472, would provide health insurance coverage through the state’s Medicaid program to those in the coverage gap. People crash into the gap when they make too much income to qualify for traditional Medicaid coverage but not enough to qualify for premium assistance tax credits through the health insurance marketplace, and they lack access to employer-provided insurance.

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Unapologetically Rural: Annual Report 2014

It’s an exciting time to be in rural America. (We should know to because our organization has been living and working here for over 40 years). Our work projects and work areas span from community arts projects to small business loans to advocating for policy areas like conservation, farming, energy, and health care. Just as rural America is a diverse place, so is the toolset at the Center for Rural Affairs.

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