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New bill would give state employees new healthcare option

New bill would give state employees new healthcare option

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill that would give state employees a new health care option that minimizes the role of insurance. Lawmakers gave the measure first-round approval with a 30-0 vote.

State workers could enroll in a so-called direct primary care plan if it survives two more votes from lawmakers and is signed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

Supporters say direct primary care allows doctors to spend more time with patients and reduces bureaucracy by cutting out the insurance middleman.

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