MEDICAID AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

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The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped many uninsured Nebraskans receive health care coverage; however, there are still many uninsured Nebraskans that are unable to receive health insurance at a reasonable price or Medicaid because Nebraska’s governor chose not to expand Medicaid coverage for Nebraska’s uninsured. Many Nebraskans make too much money to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to receive credits for insurance through the ACA. If Medicaid had been expanded, these Nebraskans would have health care coverage through Medicaid. The next open enrollment period for ACA is November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015, however, special enrollment is allowed for life changing circumstances. For more information go to www.healthcare.gov. To determine if you are eligible for Medicaid, go to: http://dhhs.ne.gov/medicaid/Pages/med_medindex.aspx

To learn more about a candidate’s position on expanding Medicaid coverage, the minimum wage increase, and other important issues,visit the League of Women Voters website at: http://lwv-ne.org/

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