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Voters to decide whether to expand Medicaid in Nebraska

Posted at 4:16 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 17:26:21-04

Nebraska voters will decide the future of the state's Medicaid program in November.

Challenging the proposal's language, a Lancaster County District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit that aimed to block the expansion of Medicaid in the state from going before Nebraska voters. 

PDF: Read the court document

Supporters say the measure, if successful, would provide health coverage to 90,000 low-income Nebraskans.

Last Friday, Secretary of State John Gale confirmed a petition drive that had gathered more than 100,000 valid signatures, forcing the vote.