Skip to comments.(Vanity) NE Freepers, call your state senators to vote NO on LB577 (Medicaid expansion)
Posted on 04/17/2013 8:06:30 PM PDT by Kolath
The Nebraska Unicameral is debating LB577, a bill to expand Medicaid under the auspices of Obamacare.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman is on a state-wide speaking tour to inform the public and ask citizens to contact their state senators to vote no on this matter.
Speaking to a crowd in Omaha, Governor Heineman discussed LB577 in detail laying out the potential costs, liabilities and tax increases the bill would entail. In essence, LB577 is a "sucker bet" in which the Federal government can manipulate the eligibility requirements and compensation criteria. If passed, LB577 can add billions of dollars in state costs and once accepted will become almost impossible to reverse.
Based upon past government cost-sharing agreements (when the Feds promise a percentage rate then deliver another), Nebraska can find itself "holding the bag".
According to the latest whip count, the proponents of LB577 are a few votes short of cloture. Immense pressure is being applied by various advocacy groups (AARP in particular).
To find your Nebraska state senator: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/senators/senator_zip.php