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October 13, 2009

Marla Augustine, DHHS, Communications and Legislative Services, (402-471-4047),


DHHS to Hold Hearing October 15, 2009 in Lincoln

Children’s Health Insurance

Lincoln – The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care is holding a public hearing October 15, 2009. The hearing will take place in Lincoln at the State Office Building, at 10:00 a.m. (CT), 301 Centennial Mall South, Conference Room ‘LLA.’

Regulations to implement the increase in income levels for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to 200% of the federal poverty level were considered at a public hearing on August 27, 2009. This proposed revision makes the same change to another regulation.

Anyone may attend and comment at the hearings or submit comments in writing. Written comments must be postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. CT, October 17, 2009. They should be sent to DHHS Regulatory Analysis and Integration, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509; faxed to 402-742-2382; or e-mailed to

If auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in a hearing, please call 402-471-9022. Persons with hearing impairments may call the DHHS at 402-471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or 800-833-7352 TDD.

Draft regulations and DHHS hearing notices are available online at: