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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Arkansas teacher in D.C. to advocate for Medicaid

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

According to Blue Arkansas, Wil Dunn, a fifth grade teacher at southwest Little Rock's Wilson Elementary School, is in Washington D.C. today, to speak at a rally sponsored by Health Care for America Now (HCAN) that will take place in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building. As an educator in a low-income urban area, Dunn will speak in support of expanding Medicaid, on the day that Supreme Court Justices will hear oral arguments for and against the expansion of Medicaid in the Affordable Care Act. Dunn's visit comes a week after Wisconsin's Rep. Paul Ryan (R) released a draft budget that called for cuts in Medicaid over the next decade.

From the HCAN press release:

“I teach 5th grade in southwest Little Rock, a lower socioeconomic area of the city. My students depend on Medicaid for doctor visits, eyeglasses, dental care and the list goes on,“ said Mr. Dunn. “I am passionate about this issue because if Medicaid is cancelled, my students will suffer. Think about it, if you are sick, then you aren't going to do your best. My students are already in a disadvantage by the situations they were born into. Ninety-two per cent of the children at my school are on the free and reduced cost school lunch program. It is up to us to fight for whatever our students need to help them be successful,” added Mr. Dunn.

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