Hard-working Nebraska families need the security of quality health care. A bill in front of your Senator could help 54,000 Nebraskans gain that security. 100% of the cost for this care is covered by the federal government thru 2016 to expand Medicaid to uninsured working Nebraskans, gradually decreasing permanently to 90%; the bill would returned $3 billion to Nebraska’s economy as a result of increased economic activity in the health sector due to federal funds from 2014-2020; expanding Medicaid eligibility will save the state over $128 million by 2020 and create thousands of jobs across the state; and increasing health coverage will make more Nebraskans healthier, give them access to the health care they need when they need it and save all of us more health care costs down the road. To support LB 577, call your Senator right now and ask them for their support to expand Nebraska’s Medicaid program. Find your senator’s phone number now.
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Upcoming Events: A Place at the Table
30 April 2013 11:38 AM | No Comments
Film Streams A Place at the Table runs Friday, May 3 through May 16th at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater. The film discusses food injustice-specifically food insecurity. Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite...Read More
Upcoming Events: Candidates Accountability Night
29 April 2013 11:36 AM | No Comments
Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) On Monday, May 6th at 7pm, OTOC is hosting a Candidates Accountability Night. The event will take place at Pius X Church at 6905 Blondo Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68104. Candidates for Mayor and City Council will be joining OTOC so...Read More
Peace: Help save a life!
28 April 2013 11:34 AM | No Comments
Amnesty International Saudi Arabian national Abdullah al-Qahtani is at imminent risk of execution in Iraq. He is one of six men accused of taking part in an armed raid on a Baghdad shop in 2009. While al-Qahtani and his co-defendants “confessed” to being members of...Read More
Economic Justice: Support Food Assistance Programs!
27 April 2013 11:32 AM | No Comments
Network Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns is a member of the Agriculture Committee, and right now he is making important decisions about how to fund important anti-hunger programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). SNAP provides monthly nutrition benefits...Read More