GOP State Senators Sue To Stop Nebraska Voters From Deciding Medicaid Expansion
Two Nebraska Republican legislators have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop voters in the state from putting a Medicaid expansion initiative on the November general election ballot, questioning whether it meets legal requirements.
Sen. Lydia Brasch, who became a national Republican committeewoman earlier this year, and former Sen. Mark Christensen, known for his push to allow Nebraska teachers to carry guns, filed a lawsuit Tuesday that “suggests a number of procedural, statutory and constitutional flaws," a report in the Lincoln Journal Star said.
But supporters of Medicaid expansion in Nebraska called the lawsuit a “desperate attempt to block the people’s ability to voice their opinion to bring affordable healthcare to 90,000 Nebraska workers,” the Nebraska group, Insure the Good Life, said Tuesday. [...]health care reform health law policy medicaremedicaid