Utah Breakfast Club LUNCHEON on May 14 to be held at 11:30 a.m. at Capitol Rotunda

SALT LAKE CITY, May 13, 2015 - Thursday's LUNCHEON Event on "Designing a Medicaid Expansion That is Fiscally Responsible" will feature House Majority Leader Jim Dunnigan; Nate Checketts of the Utah State Department of Health, and who oversees the state's Medicaid program; and Leavitt Partners health policy expert Laura Summers.

The event will take place in the Rotunda of the Utah State Capitol. Lunch will be available to registered attendees beginning at 11:30 a.m. The program, a discussion including the following individuals, begins at Noon:

Designing a Medicaid Expansion That is Fiscally Responsible
Utah Breakfast Club Event
Utah State Capitol Complex, Utah State Capitol Rotunda **NEW** 
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The need to tackle health care challenges brought on by the Affordable Care Act has plagued the Utah Legislature for more than a year. Gov. Gary Herbert is trying to revive his "Healthy Utah" plan. Can fairness to poor adults who don't otherwise qualify for Medicaid be balanced against the fiscal responsibility concerns of a potentially dramatic expansion of Medicaid?


  • Nate Checketts, Deputy Director, Utah's Medicaid Program
  • RyLee Curtis, Senior  Policy Analyst, Utah Health Policy Project
  • Josh Daniels, Policy Assistant, Libertas Institute
  • Jim Dunnigan, Majority Leader, Utah House of Representatives
  • Shaun Greene, Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Arches Health Plan
  • Laura Summers, Director of State Intelligence, Leavitt Partners
  • Moderator: Drew Clark, Of Counsel, Kirton McConkie; Founder, Utah Breakfast Club

The event, "Designing a Medicaid Expansion That is Fiscally Responsible," is the regularly-scheduled May event of the Utah Breakfast Club, a monthly business and policy-oriented discussion forum aimed at crafting solutions for Utah problems.

"The diversity and significance of panelists for our May 14 luncheon event demonstrate the timeliness and relevance that we aim to achieve at our monthly forum," said Drew Clark, Of Counsel at Kirton McConkie and Founder of the Utah Breakfast Club. "If you care about the issue of Medicaid Expansion, come to our May 14 luncheon and be a part of the conversation."

Registration for the event -- which includes a boxed lunch -- is $15, plus a fee, for Utah Breakfast Club members. (That's a 40% discount!) There is currently no charge to become a member of the Utah Breakfast Club. The regular registration price is $25, plus a fee.

Although UtahBreakfast.com normally makes a live webcast available of our events, we apologize that technical difficulties preclude us from doing so this month.

(Photograph by Andrew Smith.)