“Two weeks ago, the State Legislature passed a resolution saying that we want more sovereignty, we want more autonomy from the Federal Government, but now we’re saying back to the Federal Government we don’t want that, we want you to dictate back to us, and I think that’s unfortunate.”
A spokesowman for the Governor says we already have a state run, state funded program. Jen Rae Hein says we can apply for Federal dollars, but there is no guarantee that we will get the money to sustain the program with Federal dollars. She says there is no guarantee that the ongoing cost of the program would be covered, that may result in an unfunded mandate. Whether the state participates in this or not, qualifying Nebraskans will be able to participate in the current state run high risk pool or the federal program.