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In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was passed into law with the aim to solidify the nation’s health care safety net and expand access to care through new and existing programs. Of the estimated $200 billion dollars in mandatory and discretionary spending set to be appropriated by 2019, approximately $18.3 billion in total funding has been allocated to the states. Ranking 46 out of 51, Nebraska has received approximately 0.5% ($85.4 million) of total US funding, almost a full percent lower than the national median of 1.4%. In total funding per capita, Nebraska ranks slightly higher, at 38 out of 51, or $47.20 per capita. Nebraska also ranks among the bottom half of similarly populated states, ranking 21 out of 26 in total funding and 23 out of 26 in total funding per capita. We examined Nebraska’s standing in acquiring ACA implementation funding and discuss the policy implications of missed funding opportunities.
University of Nebraska Medical Center Center for Health Policy
Shaw-Sutherland, Kelly; Wang, Yang; and Stimpson, Jim P., "Health Reform Funding in Nebraska" (2013). Reports: Center for Health Policy. 10.