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Breakfast Matters: Breakfast and Learning

When we think about children’s educational successes, there are a lot of factors that immediately come to mind.  Things like teacher quality and a child’s own intellectual abilities are obvious ones.  So it may come as a surprise to some that breakfast is another essential component to education. Facilitating and…...

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LB 220: Change children’s eligibility to the Medical Assistance Act

As introduced: LB 220 seeks to simply and streamline the administration of the children’s medical assistance program by requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to apply for and utilize options allowed under Title XIX (Medicaid) and Title XXI (State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP) to simplify enrollment…...

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LB 270: Provide community-based services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbance

As introduced: LB 270 requires that no later than September 1, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services submit a state plan amendment or waiver under the federal Social Security Act to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The amendment or waiver is to provide coverage under…...

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LB 275: Adopt the Nebraska Coordinated School Health Act

As introduced: LB 275, the Nebraska Coordinated School Health Act, creates a grant program, to be administered by the Nebraska Department of Education, that will provide 50% matching funds to assist with capital construction and startup costs for the establishment of a school-based health center. The grant program ends on…...

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LB 439: Change cigarette and tobacco tax provisions

As introduced: LB 439 would increase the cigarette tax from 64 cents per pack to $1.36 and increase the tax on other tobacco products, other than snuff, from 20% to 31% of the wholesale price. The 72 cent increase in cigarette tax revenue would be distributed as follows: Ten cents…...

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LR 31: Continuation of the Children’s Behavioral Health Oversight Committee

As introduced: LR 31 is intended to allow the Children’s Behavioral Health Oversight Committee (also known as the LB 603 Committee) to continue its work until the beginning of the 103rd Legislature, Second Session. The committee was created as a special legislative committee in 2009 with the enactment of LB…...

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LB 518: Change certain eligibility provisions of the medical assistance program (Prenatal care repeal)

As introduced: LB 518 would repeal LB 599 (2012), which expanded coverage for certain benefits under the medical assistance program to previously ineligible persons, including persons unlawfully present in the United States. Introducing Senator(s): Janssen Committee: Health and Human Services...

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LB 505: Provide requirements for insurance coverage of Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

As introduced: LB 505 requires insurance plans in this State (except disease-specific and self-funded employee plans) to provide coverage of behavioral health treatment administered by a board certified behavior analyst or licensed psychologist for the purpose screening for, diagnosing and treating autism. Required coverage amounts are as follows: • A…...

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LB 577: Change provisions relating to the medical assistance program (Medicaid Expansion)

As introduced: The intent of LB 577 is to require Nebraska Medicaid to add the newly eligible adult population under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to the Nebraska Medicaid state plan amendment; and outlines the health coverage provided under the program. The bill provides for expanded eligibility to…...

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LB 630: Revise Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act to include daycare settings

As introduced: LB 630 requires home daycares and their vehicles to be smoke free during and after hours of business in accordance with the standards for commercial daycare centers. Introducing Senator(s): Kolowski Committee:  Health and Human Services Committee Hearing Date: March 7, 2013...

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