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Basic Information on Health Reform in Nebraska
Nebraska is not expanding Medicaid coverage to low-income adults as of January 2015.[i] Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) are safety net health benefit programs available in Nebraska.[ii]
Health Insurance Exchange Information: Nebraska has a Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM). People can use the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) to compare plans, purchase low-cost health insurance and take advantage of any federal tax subsidies that may apply.[iii]
Eligibility and Enrollment: People can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP any time of year and coverage can begin immediately. They can purchase and enroll in marketplace plans during the annual open enrollment period, which begins November 15th of each year and extends through February 15th. If they meet certain criteria, such as having been released from custody in the last 90 days, they may be able to enroll in private coverage outside the open enrollment period. There are two ways people can see if they meet eligibility requirements and apply for or enroll in these benefits:
2) They can use the online application on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.[v]
Nebraska Medicaid and Health Insurance Links
Link to important contact information and the Medicaid helpline number (855- 632-7633, Mon.-Fri. 8 am – 5 pm)[vii]
Link to location and contact information for the nearest district Medicaid office[viii]
Where do you apply for coverage on Georgia’s health insurance exchange? Georgia does not currently operate its own exchange. To apply, visit Healthcare.gov.
State Health Information
How many people in Nebraska are eligible to participate? According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 11.3% of Nebraska’s population was uninsured in 2013. The total number of potential marketplace participants is 235,000.[xvi]
How many are enrolled so far? 61,474 have selected a marketplace plan, as of January 2015.[xvii]
How many of the state’s uninsured population are eligible for Medicaid? 14% of uninsured Nebraska residents (21, 000) are eligible for Medicaid, as of November 2014; 6,000 of them are adults.[xviii]
Is Nebraska a Medicaid health home state? No.[xix]
Who are the health committee chairs in the state legislature?
Other Related Information for Nebraska
Link to information on Nebraska Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services
Link to Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations to get information about Nebraska’s mental health and substance use disorder service providers
General Information and Useful Links on Health Reform
Kaiser Family Foundation offers information on health reform in each state:
Government websites that offer useful information on health reform:
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers an online directory of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in each state that offer free or low cost care.[xxix]
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) offers a directory of substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities in each state at: SA-Treatment Facility Locator and at: MH-Treatment Facility Locator.[xxx]
SAMHSA also offers the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, which has information on substance abuse treatment facilities by state, the types of programs available, and services they offer for justice-involved populations.[xxxi]
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[i] See Healthcare.gov, Find out if you qualify for Medicaid and CHIP, Nebraska, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 4:27 p.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/eligibility/.
[ii] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid by Sate, Nebraska, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 4:37 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-State/Nebraska.html.
[iii] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid by Sate, Nebraska, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 4:38 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-State/Nebraska.html.
[iv] See Nebraska DHHS, ACCESSNebraska, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 4:45 p.m., https://dhhs-access-neb-menu.ne.gov/start/?tl=en.
[v] See Healthcare.gov, Apply for health coverage, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 11:39 a.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/apply-and-enroll/how-to-apply/.
[vi] See Nebraska DHHS, Nebraska Medicaid Program Homepage, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 4:47 p.m., http://dhhs.ne.gov/medicaid/Pages/med_medindex.aspx.
[vii] See Nebraska DHHS, Contact Us, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 4:49 p.m., http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/contact.aspx.
[viii] See Nebraska DHHS, Community Health & Performance Management Nebraska’s Local Health Departments, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 4:51 p.m., http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/puh_oph_lhd.aspx.
[ix] See Nebraska DHHS, Nebraska Medicaid Program Medicaid Eligibility, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 4:53 p.m., http://dhhs.ne.gov/medicaid/Pages/Medicaid-Eligibility.aspx.
[x] See Nebraska DHHS, Nebraska Medicaid State Plan Under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 5:07 p.m., http://dhhs.ne.gov/medicaid/Pages/med_xixstateplan.aspx.
[xi] See Nebraska DHHS, Nebraska Healthcare Programs, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 10:01 a.m., http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/NebraskaHealthcarePrograms.aspx.
[xii] See Nebraska DHHS, organizational structure, last viewed December 1, 2014, at 5:18 p.m., http://dhhs.ne.gov/Org%20Charts/Main.pdf.
xvi See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, December 1, 2014, at 1:54 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-Nebraska/.
xviiSee CMS, Medicaid & CHIP: June 2014 Monthly Applications, Eligibility Determinations and Enrollment Report August 8, 2014, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 6:05 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/AffordableCareAct/Medicaid-Moving-Forward-2014/Downloads/June-2014-Enrollment-Report.pdf.
xviiiSee The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, State Profiles: How Will the Uninsured Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 6:11 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-Nebraska/.
xixSee The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, Health Home State Plan Option, last viewed at December 14, 2014, at 9:18 p.m., http://kff.org/medicaid/state-indicator/health-home-state-plan-option/.
[xxi] See Nebraska Department of Corrections, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 6:16 p.m., http://www.corrections.nebraska.gov/.
[xxii]See Nebraska DHHS, Division of Behavioral Health, last viewed at December 1, 2014, at 6:19 p.m., http://dhhs.ne.gov/behavioral_health/Pages/behavioral_health_index.aspx.
[xxiii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-category/health-reform/?state=GA.
[xxiv] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.
[xxv] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.
[xxvi] See InsureKidsNow.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:37 p.m.: http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/chip/index.html.
[xxvii] See Healthcare.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/ and https://www.healthcare.gov/incarcerated-people/.
[xxviii] See Medicaid.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/medicaid-and-chip-program-information.html.
[xxix] See Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Find a Health Center, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/.
xxxii See SAMSHA Treatment Facility Locator, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx and http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/MHTreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx