House Majority Leader Jim Dunnigan to Speak on Medicaid Panel at May 14 Utah Breakfast Club

UPDATE - May 8, 2015 - House Majority Leader Jim Dunnigan has joined the Utah Breakfast Club LUNCHEON event on Medicaid expansion hosted by the Utah Breakfast Club. The panel includes experts about the "Healthy Utah" plan on Gov. Gary Herbert, as well as the "Utah Cares" alternative being debated by the Legislature. Sign up for an exciting event!

SALT LAKE CITY, May 7, 2015 - The office of Gov. Gary Herbert, plus an official from the consultancy Leavitt Partners, are the latest additions to the May 14 LUNCHEON event on Medicaid expansion hosted by the 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.

Nate Checketts, deputy director of Utah's Medicaid program, will join existing panelists in a robust discussion about the Governor's "Healthy Utah" program, and its prospects for legislative success. Also joining the panel is Laura Summers, director of state intelligence at Leavitt Partners, a private-sector firm founded by former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt.

"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. For those unable to make the event, a FREE Webcast will be available at

Join the Utah Breakfast Club for LUNCH!

Designing a Medicaid Expansion That is Fiscally Responsible
Utah Breakfast Club Event
Utah State Capitol Complex, State Office Building Auditorium
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Webcast begins at 12 Noon at Use hashtag #UtahBreakfast

The need to tackle health care challenges brought on by the Affordable Care Act has plagued the Utah Legislature for more than a yearGov. 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

For information about the Utah Breakfast Club, please contact Drew Clark via email: drew at