Legislature bogged down after second day of debate on Affordable Care Act

April 18th, 2013

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – A plan to expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income Nebraskans stalled in the Legislature Wednesday, amid philosophical and financial objections.

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Nebraska legislature battles over Medicaid expansion

April 17th, 2013

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Legislature opened a crucial debate on expanding Medicaid today/Tuesday, with senators projecting health care benefits pitted against those concerned about costs. Fred Knapp of NET News has details in this legislative update.

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Painting A New Picture: The Many Faces Of NF

March 1st, 2013

By Ryan Robertson

Omaha, NE — Neurofibromatosis is the most common genetic disorder in the world. An estimated 100,000 Americans have it, impacting people of all races, genders, and socioeconomic status.

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Medicaid Expansion Decision May Hinge On Numbers

January 25th, 2013

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE — Supporters of expanding Medicaid in Nebraska say tens of thousands of low-income people could gain health insurance coverage. Critics say the cost could run into unknown millions of state tax dollars.

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Flu Hits Nebraska Early And Often

January 23rd, 2013

By Ryan Robertson

Grand Island, NE — The 2012-2013 flue season is in full swing in Nebraska. It struck earlier than usual, and is sending around 500 Nebraskans a week to the doctor.

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UNL researcher: Yogurt bacteria could one day prevent HIV

January 2nd, 2013

By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Lincoln, NE — Yogurt bacteria could be a possible source of HIV prevention. If Dr. Shi-hua Xiang’s research goes the way he hopes, yogurt could one day keep you safe from HIV.

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