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Medicaid Redesign Won't Bust Budget

Other states have found their initiatives to expand Medicaid similar to Nebraska’s LB 472, the Medicaid Redesign Act, have produced significant budget savings. Providing health insurance for low-income, working Nebraskans will result in state budget savings and economic growth.
 
Kentucky estimates their expanded Medicaid program will result in net state budget savings of $820 million from state fiscal year 2014 to state fiscal year 2021.

Medicaid Redesign Act - No-risk Solution for Nebraska

LB 472 is a no risk way to provide health insurance to those in the Coverage Gap.

One of the major arguments against LB 472, the Medicaid Redesign Act, is that the federal government cannot be trusted to maintain the funding to states for an expanded Medicaid program. The argument goes that since the federal government cannot be trusted to maintain funding, LB 472 would cause the state to pick up the tab for this initiative.

Local and Regional Food Systems in Nebraska: Best Practices and Case Studies

Outlines best practices for developing local and regional food systems in the state. First-hand information came from interviews we conducted with individuals, organizations, and institutions involved in the production, marketing, and usage of local food. They are docmented through nine case studies.

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Corrections Reform and Medicaid Redesign

Two important issues are emerging in the 2015 Nebraska Legislature - corrections reform, necessary because of severe overcrowding in the state’s prisons, and LB 472, the Medicaid Redesign Act, which would reform the state’s Medicaid program and offer healthcare coverage to approximately 54,000 modest-income, working Nebraskans.

5 Reasons Rural Nebraska Needs the Medicaid Redesign Act

The Medicaid Redesign Act, LB 472, is critical for rural Nebraska. It’s intended to provide low-income working Nebraskans with health insurance. LB 472 would create a Nebraska-specific plan for cost-effective health care for the coverage gap population of about 54,000. It would create a Medicaid Redesign Task Force of members of the Nebraska Legislature and the executive branch to review the state’s Medicaid program and provide recommendations to improve quality, to innovate the program and to save costs.

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