LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Work on Nebraska's own version of health care insurance reform will begin in earnest next month when bills to create the Nebraska Health Benefit Exchange Act come up for debate, two state lawmakers said Tuesday.

Sen. Rich Pahls of Boys Town and Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha each have introduced a bill in hopes of having a state law in place before the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the federal health care reform plan this summer.

"The nuts and bolts of the two bills are not really that different, from what I have read," Nordquist said. "We are not dictating a lot in the bills. We are leaving a lot of it up to others to bring their recommendations to us. We are not overly descriptive at this point."

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