LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska lawmakers have defeated a bill that would have used federal Medicaid and state dollars to provide insurance coverage to low-income residents. Senators voted 28-20 on Tuesday to bracket the measure, effectively killing it. The proposal would have covered an estimated 97,000 uninsured people whose incomes are too high to qualify for traditional Medicaid but too low to receive federal tax credits to help pay for insurance. Supporters say the proposal would have been the nation’s most conservative. Instead of expanding Medicaid, the bill would have used the funding to buy coverage for residents without access to an employer-sponsored plan or to pay the worker’s share of premiums for employers that offer plans. Opponents, including Gov. Pete Ricketts, raised concerns about the bill’s long-term costs.