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A ballot initiative to expand Medicaid under Obamacare for able-bodied, working-age adults threatens Nebraskans with more taxes, cuts to essential government services and more big government that prioritizes this new Medicaid population over our state’s most vulnerable citizens.
Under Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, the expansion population gets prioritized since they are reimbursed at a higher percentage than Medicaid’s intended populations: our young, elderly, and disabled. Why should we expand this program and allow our most vulnerable to be pushed aside? Should we double down on a government program that takes power away from patients and their doctors?
There are better ways to give Nebraskans the health care they deserve at a cost we can all afford.
DID YOU KNOW MEDICAID EXPANSION UNDER OBAMACARE PUTS UTAHNS AT RISK?
Lawmakers accept funding from Obamacare to expand Medicaid
The federal government temporarily pays for the new program
Federal funding scales down after two years, leaving Nebraska health care providers on the hook for millions in new spending
Which means Nebraskans will face increased taxes or be forced to make spending cuts to essential government services
Expanding Medicaid is not what our state needs.
Cuts to schools
Cutbacks for roads
Increased healthcare costs