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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:27 AM

After fight over Medicaid expansion, Nebraska lawmakers will now battle over how to pay for it

LINCOLN — The battle over expanding Medicaid to more low-income Nebraskans didn’t end when voters approved Initiative 427 last fall.

But the debate has shifted from whether to do the expansion into one about how to pay for covering an estimated 90,000 more people.

State Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln, who led the petition drive to put Medicaid expansion on the ballot, expressed confidence that state lawmakers and Gov. Pete Ricketts will include the necessary dollars in the state budget this year.

“We’ve worked on this for seven years, and the people have spoken,” he said. “It’s going to have to be funded pursuant to law.”

Read moe: https://www.omaha.com/news/legislature/after-fight-over-medicaid-expansion-nebraska-lawmakers-will-now-battle/article_3b2e3fde-6f47-5d81-864c-e885c0089d6f.html

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