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Nebraska backs Medicaid expansion

Nebraska voters have endorsed a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage under the federal health care law but also elected a slate of
Republicans who have railed against it as an unsustainable government program.

State officials are now required to submit a Medicaid expansion plan to the federal government for approval. But that process could be shaped by opponents, including GOP Gov. Pete Ricketts, who won re-election. Ricketts is a staunch

The measure will cover an estimated 90,000 low-income residents who earn too much to qualify for regular Medicaid but not enough to get tax subsidies available under President Barack Obama’s signature law.The group Nebraska Appleseed is urging state officials to faithfully execute  he will of voters.

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