Nebraska could receive more than $2.1 billion in federal Medicaid funding over five years and avoid $1 billion in state spending over 10 years if state lawmakers were to approve legislation to help nearly 80,000 low-income adults obtain health coverage through Medicaid, according to a new study by AARP Nebraska and the Nebraska Hospital Association. Prepared by economics and management professors at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the study estimates that the resulting economic activity would generate more than enough state revenue to offset the costs of expanding Medicaid. To access the study, an executive summary and interactive diagram, visit