Medicaid, taxes, prisons on Unicameral plate

    Nebraska legislators had better have a relaxing holiday season, because they’ll have more than enough to do when they reconvene Jan. 9.
    Among the most pressing issues will be dealing with Nebraskans’ statewide vote approving Medicaid expansion.
     The measure on the Nov. 6 midterm election ballot garnered a 53 percent yes vote. It expands Medicaid coverage to require the state to provide Medicaid to those under the age of 65 and with incomes equal to or below 138 percent of the federal poverty line. Gov. Pete
Ricketts had earlier passed on the expansion.
    District 44 State Sen. Dan Hughes said it’s going to take a while both to find the money and set up mechanisms to enable the change.


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