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OTOC News from February 2015

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]