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For Immediate Release
March 29, 2016

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970     

Gov. Ricketts Comments on Medicaid Expansion Defeat

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following the Legislature’s decision to bracket LB1032, which would have expanded Medicaid under Obamacare in Nebraska.

“For the fourth year in a row, the Legislature has wisely rejected expanding Medicaid under Obamacare here in Nebraska.  This year’s proposal would not only have preferenced able-bodied individuals over our most vulnerable citizens in our existing Medicaid program, but it also would have been unsustainable and would have exposed our state budget and Nebraska taxpayers to great risk.  I commend senators for voting down LB1032.”