Working together with Insure the Good Life, the OTOC Medicaid Expansion team has been hard at work collecting signatures to get Medicaid Expansion on the ballot in November.
Should the measure get on the ballot and be approved by Nebraska voters, this would serve to expand Medicaid coverage to 90,000 working Nebraskans who currently do not qualify for the program because their income is too high while also having incomes that are too low to qualify for healthcare subsidies. In essence they are in a “coverage gap.”
For years the Medicaid Expansion team has been working on passing legislation at the state level that would allow for the state of Nebraska to take advantage of federal subsidies that would expand the Medicaid program. Despite being successful in pushing for the passage of legislation multiple times within the Unicameral, the threat of a veto from the current as well as past governors has caused this process to stall.
Now, OTOC leaders have shifted their focus to the people of Nebraska. With the July 6th deadlines for signature notarization fast approaching, OTOC leaders have been working hard collecting signatures at local congregations, parades, sporting events, polling stations and outdoor venues. Complementing this, OTOC leaders have taken to their neighborhoods, going door to door to collect signatures for the placement of this important initiative on the ballot. If you are interested in getting a walking list for your neighborhood, email Paul Romero at firstname.lastname@example.org, OTOC’s summer intern working on this project.
Along with signature collections, the Medicaid Expansion team has been working to inform local congregations of the Medicaid Expansion initiative and also train others to collect signatures themselves. Through these distributed efforts, the Medicaid Expansion team has developed a substantial list of OTOC volunteers working to collect signatures for this initiative. If you want to be a volunteer to collect signatures in the next few months, email Paul at email@example.com.
As one of the largest coordinated group of volunteers in the state working on this issue, OTOC leaders stand to play a large role in ensuring this measure gets on the ballot and “insuring” the good life for all Nebraskans. Visit Insure the Good Life site to learn more about statewide efforts.
Want to sign a petition? Email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-344-4401 to arrange a time for signing.