Nebraska Medicaid Program

Nebraska Medicaid Reform

It is important to realize that the State of Nebraska cannot sustain the current growth rate of our Medicaid program. Our goal is to reform Medicaid while protecting the needs of people and defining the appropriate role of government in helping to ensure access to adequate and affordable health care for all Nebraskans, within the fiscal constraints of our budget.

LB 709 reflects a sincere commitment on the part of the Executive and Legislative branches of state government to address this task, despite its immense size and complexity.

Introduced by Sen. Philip Erdman, LB 709 provides for reform efforts to moderate the growth of Medicaid spending, to ensure the sustainability of the Medicaid program for needy Nebraskans, to establish priorities and ensure flexibility in the allocation of Medicaid benefits, to examine the effects of changing economics and demographics and to offer alternatives to Medicaid eligibility.

The framework of Medicaid reform is guided by two words - deliberate and deliberative.

Medicaid reform in Nebraska needs to be deliberate, meaning that it needs to be data driven.  We need to understand what the Medicaid program actually is and not just what we think it is.

In addition to that, Medicaid reform program needs to be deliberative.  Nebraskan's should all be participating in the discussion - thinking, exploring and suggesting ways that we can improve Medicaid.  We start by understanding it with the data and then we discuss it and we develop Nebraska-specific solutions to the problems that Medicaid is presenting today. 

Meeting Schedule:

December 4, 2013 – 9:30 a.m.

Conference Room LLB
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, Nebraska
Agenda PDF


Meeting Minutes PDF

December 4, 2013

September 26, 2013

March 25, 2013

September 27, 2012

June 19, 2012

 March 28, 2012

December 7, 2011

 September 22, 2011

 June 30, 2011

 March 23, 2011

 December 8, 2010

 September 30, 2010

 July 15, 2010

 March 18, 2010

 October 28, 2009

 September 29, 2009

 November 6, 2008

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