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Warren Buffett and Walter Scott Jr. pushing for Medicaid expansion

Posted at 7:36 AM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 08:38:31-04

Two Omaha billionaires are spending big money supporting a ballot initiative to give Medicaid to more low-income Nebraskans. 

Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald report both Warren Buffett and Walter Scott Jr. contributed $200,000 each. The ballot measure would require the state to give Medicaid coverage to about 90,000 low-income adults who make too much to qualify. 

Opponents of the measure say the move would be too costly for the state.