NET’s ‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Examines Medicaid Expansion

News Release Date: 
December 6, 2018

For Immediate Release

NET’s ‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Examines Medicaid Expansion


LINCOLN, Neb. (Dec. 6, 2018) – When the legislature convenes in January, voter-approved funding for Medicaid expansion will be top-of-mind for state senators and the governor.

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, will offer perspective about the situation on “Speaking of Nebraska: Medicaid Expansion.” The NET News special airs on radio at 6:30 p.m. CT and on television at 7:30 p.m. CT, Friday, Dec. 14 on NET.

Speaking of Nebraska: Medicaid Expansion Fri 7:30pm NET & 6:30

Nebraska voters approved an expansion of Medicaid projected to provide health insurance coverage to an additional 90,000 low income Nebraskans. Although 90 percent of the cost will come from federal tax dollars, there are questions about how to pay for the state’s 10 percent share – estimated at more than $50 million over the next two years.

In this “Speaking of Nebraska” special, Fred Knapp of NET News visits with state senators to explore potential sources of revenue and possible legal battles related to the expansion. Guests include Sen. Kate Bolz (District 29, Lincoln) and Sen. Brett Lindstrom (District 18, Omaha.)

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