Developmental disability funding priority for military dependents approved

A new funding priority for military dependents with developmental disabilities was created under a bill passed March 29.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist03' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. Carol Blood'>Sen. Carol Blood</a>
Sen. Carol Blood

Current law specifies a hierarchy of funding priorities for disability services in Nebraska under the Medicaid home and community-based services waiver.

LB685, sponsored by Bellevue Sen. Carol Blood, allows dependents of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is a legal Nebraska resident due to the service member’s military assignment in the state to become the fifth priority in that hierarchy.

The bill passed 48-0.

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