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Gov. Ricketts, State Sen. Krist differ on Medicaid in Nebraska

Posted at 3:27 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 20:33:00-04

Candidates for Governor discussed differing views on Medicaid in Nebraska at a debate at the Nebraska State Fair.

Democratic challenger Bob Krist said he supported the petition to get Medicaid for more than 90,000 Nebraskans on the ballot and he will vote for it in November. He also said it would not cost as much as the estimated $64 million. 

Gov. Ricketts said the real problem was that Obamacare was a failure because premiums and deductibles have gone up. Ricketts said his concerns are the affordability and when it gets fully phased in, saying it will cost $100 million and take away from funding for roads and education.