Obamacare could be a tough sell in rural Nebraska

September 20th, 2013

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE — The Affordable Care Act takes a big step forward October 1st when new health insurance marketplaces open for enrollment, but reaching rural families will be part of the challenge.

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Prescription drug abuse at epidemic levels

November 20th, 2012

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – The abuse of prescription drugs is at “epidemic” levels in Nebraska and around the country, and some doctors here are calling for better tracking of pain medicine to keep it out of the wrong hands.

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Healthcare upheld, next challenge: implementation

June 28th, 2012

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – UNMC’s Dean of the College of Nursing said the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the healthcare law is “good news all the way around,” but implementing it remains a challenge.

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Young and Overweight: Nebraska’s obesity problem

June 20th, 2012

By Mike Tobias

Lincoln, NE – Youth obesity has been called an epidemic. Seventeen percent of American youth are overweight, and the percentage may be even a little higher in Nebraska.

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Nelson: Court decision vindicates on abortion funding

December 1st, 2010

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson says his position that the new health care law does not allow federal funding for abortion is supported by a recent court decision. But a leader of a Nebraska pro-life group remains skeptical.

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