ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion Debate; Day 2 Recap

Mar 19, 2014 by AFP

The second day of debate on ObamaCare Medicaid expansion picked up with the same intensity that it ended with the day before.

Proponents and opponents continued to push their positions on the other with little success in changing the minds of their colleagues.

After about two more hours of debate the call for cloture (to end debate on a bill) was called. The vote was 27 Aye, 21 Nay and one Present Not Voting; 33 votes are needed to end a filibuster.

Meaning the further implementation of ObamaCare through Medicaid expansion was held off for the second year in a row.

We applaud ours state senators the opposed the expansion of ObamaCare.

AFP-Nebraska Director, Matt Litt, said of the outcome, “we all want better health care options that are affordable for all Nebraskans, but ObamaCare and other government-centered programs are not the solution. Stopping the WIN Act will safeguard Nebraskans against untold costs that could be dumped on them by DC politicians as soon as the next inevitable budget crisis.”