Ben Nelson provision could come back to haunt Obamacare

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Health Care, National, Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Former U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson may go down in history for providing the crucial 60th vote needed to pass Obamacare, but the concessions he got in exchange for that vote could ultimately obliterate the health care law.

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2016 ‘winner-take-all’ presidential vote fight already brewing

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  Nebraska, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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It’s likely to be Nebraska’s first test of campaign 2016 — how to divvy up the state’s five electoral votes — and insiders expect it’ll come early next year.

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Rural Nebraskans hit with big Obamacare rate hikes

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

PRUDENT RESISTANCE: Nationwide, federal spending to initiate the health care marketplace cost about $922 per person. By contrast, state-run exchanges were significantly more expensive, as high as nearly $24,000 per person in Hawaii.

Rural Nebraskans will see the biggest rate hikes in the second year of Obamacare, with average increases of 17 percent.

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NE town erupts over ‘AIDS, Ebola, Obama — Thanks Africa’ sign

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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The city of Minden, Neb., was reeling Monday after someone put up a sign saying, “AIDS, Ebola, Obama – Thanks Africa.”

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Lincoln school cites irrelevant federal memo in defending gender training

By   /  November 17, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Last week the Lincoln school board defended its gender inclusiveness training by citing a federal memo — however, the memo was about sexual violence.

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Nebraska school board rebuffs requests after gender training fiasco

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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While Lincoln’s superintendent removed controversial gender sensitivity training materials from a middle school, the Lincoln school board presented a united front Tuesday, saying the training complied with district policies.

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