STATE SENATOR ADAM MOREFELD TO INTRODUCE BALLOT MEASURE THAT WOULD LET NEBRASKA VOTERS DECIDE ON MEDICAID EXPANSION

State Senator Adam Morfeld of Lincoln wants Nebraska voters to decide whether the state should expand Medicaid to more low-income people. He said Wednesday he plans to propose the ballot measure in the next legislative session, which starts January 3rd. His announcement came after Maine voters approved a Medicaid expansion by ballot initiative on Tuesday. Governor Pete Ricketts’ spokesperson Taylor Gage, said the governor will work with state lawmakers against expanding Medicaid. If the measure were to pass the federal government would provide a higher funding match for coverage of the new groups than it does for existing Medicaid recipients.