House members tell KUTV how they voted on Medicaid expansion, mostly


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    (KUTV) Last Week After three years of debate, the final negotiated plan that could bring health care to nearly 125,000 poor Utahn's failed to pass out of the Republican controlled caucus.

    At the time, Speaker of the House Greg Hughes along with other members of the house leadership, met with the media after the closed meeting. At the time, Hughes said he and Rep. Jim Dunnigan voted for the Utah Access Plus plan. A plan that had been negotiated with top Republican leaders. Reporters criticized the house leadership for holding the closed meeting and not allowing the public to hear the debate of leaders.

    At the time Hughes suggested that reporters ask all the members of the 63 person caucus how they voted if they wanted to know exactly who voted for what.

    "I don't think they're going to hide it. Ask em where they're at, I think they'll tell you where they are," said Hughes.

    So that's what we did, we emailed and called every Republican lawmaker in the caucus to find out how they voted. We do know the proposal failed overwhelmingly, one lawmaker says the vote was 57-7. Here is what we found during our research:

    Voted NO

    Rich Cunningham

    Kraig Powell

    Brad Daw

    Kay Christofferson

    Jon Stanard

    Mike Schultz

    Keven Stratton

    Fred Cox

    Francis Gibson

    Dean Sanpei

    Sophia DiCaro

    Keith Grover

    John Westwood

    Daniel McCay

    Jake Anderegg

    David Lifferth

    Mike Noel

    Kay McIff

    Brian Greene

    Lee Perry

    Michael Kennedy

    Stephen Handy

    Dixon Pitcher

    Edward Redd

    Jeremy Peterson

    Lowry Snow

    Brad Wilson

    Voted YES

    Johnny Anderson

    Raymond Ward

    Earl Tanner

    Greg Hughes

    Jim Dunnigan

    Won't Disclose how they voted:

    Jack Draxler

    Curtis Oda

    Norman Thurston

    Bruce Cutler

    Was not present would have voted NO

    Timothy Hawkes

    Didn't Respond To our request:

    Don Ipson

    Brad Last

    Merill Nelson

    Mark Roberts

    Mike McKell

    Val Peterson

    Derrin Owens

    Scott Chew

    Melvin Brown

    John Knotwell

    Robert Spendlove

    Ken Ivory

    Steve Eliason

    Kim Coleman

    Eric Hutchings

    Craig Hall

    LaVar Christensen

    Doug Sagars

    Rebecca Edwards

    Stewart Barlow

    Paul Ray

    Brad Dee

    Gage Froerer

    Justin Fawson

    Curt Webb

    Scott Sandall


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