L.R.281CA. Constitutional amendment to state that affordable health care is a right and to expand eligibility under the medical assistance program.

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                    The following constitutes the reasons for this bill and the purposes which are sought to be accomplished thereby:

LR 281CA is a proposed amendment to the Constitution of Nebraska that would put the following language on the general election ballot in November 2018 for electors to approve or reject:

I-31 (1). Affordable health care is a right forever preserved for the people of Nebraska subject to reasonable restrictions as prescribed by law.

2. The Legislature shall provide health care insurance under the medical assistance program to adults under the age of sixty-five years with incomes under one hundred thirty-three percent of the federal poverty level in accordance with section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII)of the federal Social Security Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII).

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  • Notice of hearing for February 21, 2018

    Tue, Jan 30th 2018
  • Referred to Health and Human Services Committee

    Wed, Jan 17th 2018
  • Date of introduction

    Thu, Jan 11th 2018