AARP Nebraska is calling upon Board of Education member Bob Evnen to withdraw his resolution to repeal the new federal health care law. AARP Spokesman Mark Intermill calls the resolution ill-advised. He says reversing passage of the health care reform bill puts many Nebraskans back at square one.
“We would be back to the point where people who have Medicare drug coverage would have the donut hole, we would be back where 60 year olds would have a hard time getting insurance and would have to pay a large amount to do that.”
Intermill says without health care reform, hospitals are being forced to give emergency room care to one in five patients for free. Governor Dave Heineman has requested that the Board of Education support a repeal to stop projected increases in the cost of Medicaid.