Medicaid Expansion filibustered

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Updated: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:11:14 CST

With a 27 yes to 21 no vote, Medicaid Expansion failed to get enough votes to override a filibuster.

Lincoln Senator Kathy Campbell introduced the Wellness in Nebraska Act after last year's Medicaid Expansion bill failed.

The new bill would have combined Medicaid, private insurance, wellness incentives, and cost sharing to cover Nebraskans with income up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

Despite a fail, both sides agreed that this issue needs to be debated during this session.