Nebraska is set to become the first state in the nation to offer health insurance to those with preeXisting conditions.
The state Senate approved a bill Monday that will extend the state’s existing health insurance coverage to people with pre-existing conditions for the first time in more than two decades.
The extension will take effect in 2018.
The bill also includes new protections for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and new rules that require insurers to cover the entire cost of care for patients who are sick, according to the Nebraska Health and Human Services Commission.
The new policy, which comes in the wake of a series of high-profile lawsuits, is expected to save more than $2 billion over the next five years.
The Nebraska Health Insurance Company says it has been a long-time supporter of expanded coverage, but that the bill would make a real difference in patients’ health.
“I’m happy to see this legislation pass, and I’m excited to see the implementation of this policy,” said Jeff Regan, vice president of health services for the company.
Regan said the legislation also includes more than 1,000 more coverage options for consumers.
The policy is expected come in the coming weeks.
Reagan says people with long-term health conditions, including heart conditions, will be able to keep their current policies while they wait for coverage.
The plan also includes a provision allowing insurance companies to cover a portion of the costs of new care.
Under the new plan, individuals who are older than 55 would no longer have to pay premiums for coverage that they get at an older age.
That means the plan is designed to help people who aren’t eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
A spokeswoman for the Nebraska Senate said in a statement that the measure is not meant to replace the current state health insurance program, but to help Nebraska “better align its policies with the needs of the Medicaid population.”
The state also has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of federal health care subsidies, which helped the state bring in an additional $1.5 billion for Medicaid.
In October, Nebraska Gov.
Pete Ricketts signed into law the “Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act.”
That includes the expansion of coverage to those who are 65 and older, who are covered by the Children Health Insurance Plan, and have a pre-existing condition.
A new federal program, called the Marketplace, will allow more people to get insurance, which will lower premiums for insurers.
The Marketplace expansion is a key component of President Donald Trump’s signature healthcare plan, which was passed by Congress earlier this year.
It also allows people who receive federal payments to purchase insurance across state lines.
But there are concerns that this new law will have a negative effect on the federal government’s ability to provide insurance to states.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was passed in 2010 by the Obama administration and expanded Medicaid, the federal healthcare program for the poor.
It is also known in Congress as the Affordable Care Reconciliation Act.