HHS Committee votes to advance Medicaid Expansion–OTOC asks faith leaders to sign letter to support LB 472–over 170 have signed on so far

Support Medicaid Redesign that will allow 50,000+ to purchase affordable health insurance On Tuesday, March 10, the Health and Human Services Committee voted 5-2 to advance LB 472--Medicaid Redesign for consideration by the whole Unicameral. This will once again be a challenging debate and Nebraskans need their faith leaders to weigh in on this important issue. As of March 12, over 150 Nebraska...
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OTOC Death & Taxes Team Seeks support for LB 472–Medicaid Redesign Act

The Health and Human Services Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, Feb 25 at 1:30 p.m on LB 472, the Medicaid Redesign Act.  This bill would: Create the opportunity for over 50,000 low income working Nebraskans to purchase health insurance that is currently not affordable to them; Bring more than $1.8 billion of our tax dollars back home to provide health care for tens of thousands of our...
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OTOC supports LB 592 to improve Prison Mental Health & LB 598 on limiting use of prison isolation

The OTOC Mental Health Action Team asks you to call or e-mail members of the Judiciary Committee to support two bills that would improve the care of prisoners with mental health issues. Judiciary will decide whether to advance those bills after a public hearing that will take place on Friday, Feb. 20 beginning at 1:30 pm in Room 1113 at the Capitol. If you want to attend the hearing, E-mail...
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Over 160 people attended OTOC “Issue Cafés” at Urban Abbey in January

OTOC was selected as Urban Abbey’s non-profit partner during January, 2015.   OTOC leaders to organize three “Issue Cafés” to discuss important issues facing Omaha and Nebraska and a fun event celebrating the diversity of our city. Over 160 people attended the issue discussions and the evening of Mexican Bingo (Lotería).Forty five people started the month off with a fun and enjoyable...
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