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HANSON OUTPACES FOES ON HEALTH-CARE SCORECARD

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Stewart Hanson, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, scored higher than his opponents on the Utah Health Care Reform Scorecard issued by Utah Adapt a disability group.

Hanson scored 91 out of a possible 100. Independent Merrill Cook scored 76 and Republican Mike Leavitt 56.The greatest difference between Hanson and Leavitt was Medicaid.

Hanson supports Medicaid coverage at existing service levels in 1993 and 1994 while Leavitt remained noncommittal.

Cook scored almost as well as Hanson on Medicaid expansion and the 25 percent shift of Medicaid dollars from nursing homes.

The scoring included 12 categories representative of the major issues in the health-care reform debate. The candidates were rated on prepared position papers and statements made in public debates.

The scoring was done by a panel for Utah health-care reform specialists.