Jim Dunnigan and Health Care



The Salt Lake Tribune wrote an editorial in March 2016 calling Dunnigan’s Medicaid bill “a shameful admission that anti-federal, anti-poor, anti-administration politics matter more in Utah, or at least in its so-called House of Representatives, than does anything approaching human decency.” Some scathing words! Although his bill covered the neediest of the needy, thousands were left without coverage as a result of fear – fear of an Obama success and fear of monetary costs.

Deseret News reported on uninsured children – how Gov. Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan would have covered 44,000 parents and their children, and in a later article, how 9.4% of Utah’s children go uninsured, especially Hispanic children.

Had Dunnigan voted for Gov. Herbert’s plan,¬†thousands of families could have been insured. His refusal to expand Medicaid to support single mothers, students, and poor families indicates a value of politics over people.

Jim Dunnigan played politics with our healthcare and left over 85,000 children uninsured. 

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