Nebraska Medicaid Expansion Begins Tomorrow, October 1

Over 80 thousand of low-income Nebraskans are eligible for healthcare coverage, through Medicaid expansion, beginning tomorrow, October 1.

The American Lung Association strongly supports the newly implemented Nebraska Medicaid expansion and urges all to find out if they are eligible and enroll at http://dhhs.ne.gov/pages/accessnebraska.aspx.

The coverage will provide preventative services like lung cancer screenings and treatments to help quitting smoking with no cost-sharing.

Medicaid expansion will provide prevention, early detection and diagnostic services as well as disease management and treatment for lung disease patients.

Research shows Medicaid expansion increases quit attempts, improves health outcomes and reduced some racial disparities in timely treatment for cancer patients.

For more information, contact:

James A. Martinez
(312) 445-2501
[email protected]

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