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Nebraska Medicaid

Nebraska Medicaid provides medical coverage to eligible residents of Nebraska who cannot afford to pay for medically necessary services.

Nebraska Medicaid is a program that is jointly funded by the state and the federal government to provide medical coverage to those who meet certain categorical eligibility criteria and who cannot afford to pay for medically necessary services.

Program Name Nebraska Medicaid
Expanded Medicaid Yes
Website dhhs.ne.gov
Phone 855-632-7633
Apply Online Access Nebraska
Appeal a Denial Request a Fair Hearing
Find a Local Office Public Assistance Offices

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Nebraska Medical Assistance, you must be a resident of the state of Nebraska, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income.

You must also be one of the following:*

  • Pregnant
  • Be responsible for a child 18 years of age or younger
  • Blind
  • Have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability
  • Be 65 years of age or older

* ACA Medicaid expansion covers eligible low-income adults.

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $17,131
2 $23,169
3 $29,207
4 $35,245
5 $41,284
6 $47,322
7 $53,360
8 $59,398

*For households with more than eight people, add $6,038 per additional person.

Available Services Include:

Ambulance services Nurse midwife services
Chiropractic services Nurse practitioner services
Dental services Nursing facility services
Durable medical equipment Personal assistance services
Family planning services Physician services
Hearing aid services Podiatry services
Home health agency services Prescribed drugs
Hospice services Private-duty nursing services
Hospital services Screening services (mammograms)
Laboratory and radiology services Services provided by clinics
Medical transportation services Therapies: physical, occupational, speech
Mental health Vision care services


Certain individuals who are covered by Medicaid are required to share in the cost of Medicaid services. Copayment amounts range from $1 to $15, depending on the service you receive.

Chiropractic $1 per office visit
Dental $3 per selected services
Generic drugs $2 per prescription
Brand-name drugs $3 per prescription
Durable medical equipment $3 per specified service
Eyeglasses $2 for frames with lenses
Hearing aids $3 per hearing aid
Inpatient hospital services $15 per admission
Mental health/substance abuse $2 per specified service
Optometric $2 per office visit or eye exam
Outpatient hospital services $3 per visit
Specialty Physicians $2 per office visit
Podiatric $1 per office visit
Physical and occupational therapy $1 per office visit
Speech therapy (non-hospital based) $2 per office visit

The following groups are exempt from copayments:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children 18 years of age or younger
  • Persons in alternative care facilities
  • Institutionalized individuals
  • Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waiver recipients
  • Native Americans

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