The Nebraska Option is a high-deductible, health savings option that stresses affordability.
Under the federal law, states must submit a base health insurance plan, setting the floor for what insurance plans must cover in Nebraska.
Governor Heineman says if he hadn't submitted the Nebraska Option, the federal government would have made the choice.
Heineman hopes the action protects Nebraska's interest.
Heineman says Nebraska is still waiting on healthcare regulations from the federal Health and Human Services Department.
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