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A public-private partnership could be used to fund a new VA hospital in Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha could get a $136 million medical facility built next to the ailing veterans hospital if a public-private initiative is carried through.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Six states have filed a new lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act.

A new health clinic in Omaha focuses on the specific needs of teenagers and young adults.

The “2016 in 2016 Enrollment Campaign” is an effort to enroll or renew more than 2000 people in health care coverage this month.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad met with a top federal official in Washington to promote Iowa's Medicaid privatization effort, which has come under scrutiny over the speed of the transition.

UNMC students, faculty get up close with new medical technology

Oct 21, 2015

3D and virtual reality technology could be part of future training at UNMC.

Iowa Mission of Mercy brings free dental care to Council Bluffs

Sep 11, 2015

As many as two thousand people could receive free dental care Friday and Saturday at an event in Council Bluffs.

The dean of UNMC’s College of Public Health says the state of Nebraska has work to do to improve health and well-being.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The health insurance companies picked to manage Iowa's $4.2 billion Medicaid program are promising to create hundreds of jobs in the state in the coming months.

OneWorld to open clinic in Bellevue

Aug 17, 2015

Omaha’s OneWorld Community Health Centers will open a clinic in Bellevue this fall.

Nebraska ranked 10th in overall well-being of children

Jul 21, 2015

A new report says 18 percent of Nebraska children live in poverty, and 37,000 live in high-poverty neighborhoods.

VA hears from veterans about facility needs in Omaha

Jul 17, 2015

A decision about Omaha’s VA Medical Center is expected in late September or early October.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal officials will meet with Omaha veterans Friday to discuss what they want in an eventual replacement for the aging Department of Veterans Affairs hospital.

Nebraska Medicine is one of three hospitals in the U.S. that will be part of a National Ebola Training and Education Center.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge has ordered the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to stop excluding Medicaid coverage for some behavioral treatments for children with developmental disabilities, saying policy conflicts with federal law.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Funding has been pulled for adult day care for veterans in Omaha and western Iowa due to a $2.5 billion shortfall in the Department of Veterans Affairs health care budget.

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A new report identifies five options for a new VA Medical Center in Omaha.

An Omaha mother is among those in Washington, D.C., this week, advocating for changes to medical care for kids with complex conditions.

Hospital association study calls for expansion of Medicaid

Apr 7, 2015

A study by the Nebraska Hospital Association and University of Nebraska at Kearney looks at the costs of expanding Medicaid.

Co-Opportunity Health will no longer be offered to consumers in Nebraska and Iowa.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's top insurance official has asked a court to end a consumer-owned cooperative that was selling health insurance to residents in Iowa and Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One of Nebraska's biggest medical networks delivered a counteroffer to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Monday in an attempt to end a contract stalemate.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska doctors who successfully treated two Ebola patients this fall plan to share lessons about how they protected health care workers from the deadly virus.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of two health insurers providing coverage to low-income Iowa residents through a state program is withdrawing its services.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says computer technology and increased competition could lower the cost of Nebraska's Medicaid program.

Blue Cross Blue Shield contract with CHI Health expires

Sep 1, 2014

A contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and CHI Health has expired, with no new agreement reached.

The director of UNMC’s Physician Assistant program says the need for PA’s and physicians is growing in rural areas.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and CHI Health continue to negotiate as the deadline for a new agreement approaches.

Name change for Alegent Creighton Health

Aug 21, 2014

Alegent Creighton Health is changing its name.

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