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Bill: LB 577

Senator Campbell introduced (priority bill) would expand Medicaid under ACA for Nebraska.  (support)

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Bill: LB 447

Introduced by Senator Avery would remove sales tax exemptions from soft drinks.  Revenue would go to establish a statewide database to Public Health Departments and school districts to help fund a wellness coordinator and program.  (Support)

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Bill: LB 439

Introduced by Senator Gloor (priority bill) to increase cigarette tax from .64 to $1.36 a pack.  $28 million of that revenue for Medicaid provider rate stabilization.  (Support)

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Bill: LB 195

(combination of LB 119, LB 157, and LB 187) would provide $200,000 to each of the 18 Public Health Districts to do preventive health programs; $900,000 in each of the next 2 fiscal years to the 6 Community Health Centers to expand dental services to uninsured low-income Nebraskans; $150,000 for each of the next 2 fiscal years to DHHS to fun a Dental Health Director.  (Support)

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Bill: LB 20

LB 20 would provide $1.2 million in 2013 & 2014 for Rural Health Provider Incentive Program.  Introduced by Senator Nordquist.  (Support)

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Bill: LB577 Would have expanded Nebraska’s Medicaid eligibility.

About this Bill: would have expanded Nebraska's Medicaid eligibility.
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Bill: LB484 Dental hygienists supervision children/adults

About this Bill: This bill expanded the ability of dental hygienists to perform services without supervision on children and with supervision on adults. This legislation also requires HHS to compile data on the use of this legislation.
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Bill: LB447 Would allow sales tax on soft drinks

About this Bill: LB447, introduced by Sen. Avery, would allow sales tax on soft drinks. This revenue would go to public health districts and to school districts for wellness projects.
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Bill: LB439 Would increase cigarette and tobacco taxes

About this Bill: Senator Gloor also introduced LB439 that would increase cigarette and tobacco taxes. Some of that revenue generated would be used for Medicaid provider rate stabilization. Senator Gloor made this his priority bill so it will be heard on the floor of the Legislature.
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Bill: LB338: Prohibit Discriminating those eligible for Medicaid…

About this Bill: LB338, introduced by Sen. Gloor, prohibits all credentialed health care professionals from discriminating with respect to any person eligible for Medicaid; i.e., you must accept Medicaid patients. Professionals violating this statute would be subject to disciplinary action including not getting your license renewed. This bill will generate a lot of discussion about Medicaid expansion.
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