Medicaid backers turn to those who didn't qualify

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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:05 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Less than a year after lawmakers rejected Medicaid expansion in Nebraska, supporters are turning to a new group of allies: Low-income people who now realize that don't quality for coverage.

While signing up for health care on the federal website, many learned that although they're poor, they aren't poor enough to qualify for coverage. Now, they're coming forward and preparing to push for a rewritten Medicaid proposal along with advocacy groups and supportive state lawmakers.

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