The governor vetoed LB 916 which would sought to increase the independent of nurse practitioners in Nebraska. The purpose of the bill was to ease the primary care doctor shortage in the state, especially in rural areas.
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A recent report by the Tax Foundation estimated tax burden by determining the amount of all state and local taxes paid per capita (including taxes paid in other states) and dividing that by per capita income in each state. Using this method, Nebraska tax burden was 9.4%; the national average was 9.8%.
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Under a Nevada law that took effect in January, any insurer that sells individual health plans outside the state’s health insurance exchange has to offer those plans year round. To discourage people from waiting until they get sick to buy a plan, insurers can require a waiting period of up to 90 days for coverage to take effect.
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