NET Television will carry live coverage of the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee public hearing on a proposal (LB577) to expand Medicaid to cover tens of thousands of low-income Nebraskans.

The hearing begins Thursday at 1:30 p.m. on NET2 World. It also will be streamed live on the NET website, netNebraska.org. Because of previous commitments, NET Television is not able to continue live television coverage past 6 p.m., but live streaming of the hearing will be continued on the NET website, if necessary.

The bill addresses whether or not the state should expand Medicaid coverage to the population allowed under the national Affordable Care Act, which would include low-income families and other adults with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line.