LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers began a second day of debate on a proposal to expand Medicaid to more low-income adults.
continued to tweak the measure on Wednesday, in an attempt to reassure
senators who are worried about the cost of Medicaid expansion.
Legislature is considering an amendment that would require Nebraska
lawmakers to approve, amend or repeal Medicaid expansion in December
2016. The federal government plans to pay 100 percent of the cost for
newly insured Medicaid recipients from 2014 to 2016. After that, the
federal government will reduce funding to 90 percent by 2020.
passed an amendment Tuesday that would require them to reconsider
Medicaid expansion if the federal government drops funding below 90