MoveOn.org has scheduled a rally at 4 pm today at 20th Street and Highway 2 in Lincoln. It will be held under a large billboard that reads, “Welcome to Nebraska where 32,000 people are denied health care coverage because Gov. Heineman refuses to expand Medicaid.” Spokesperson Jenny Wright says they want to put pressure on local lawmakers to get Medicaid expansion signed, sealed and delivered soon.
Wright says the expansion would be covered by the Federal Government for 3 years and then 90-percent in following years. She says in that time our leaders certainly will figure out how to fund that 10% so thousands of Nebraskans will get the much needed health care they deserve.