SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – Shireen Ghorbani is the Democratic nominee in Utah’s 2nd Congressional District.
She stops by this week’s Inside Utah Politics to discuss why she decided to run against Representative Chris Stewart and why she says it’s time for a change.
“I have always been a voter and have always been actively engaged and informed on my local politics. After the 2016 election, I felt like it was time for us to get some fresh blood and some new voices out there that are really making an argument about Utah values and what we would like to see in Washington D.C. representing us,” said Ghorbani.
One of the key reasons that inspired Ghorbani to run is her concerns about affordable healthcare.
“I’ve seen up close how quickly families can lose everything when a major health crisis hits,” Ghorbani said. “Those medical bills stack up quickly and families who don’t have large savings or employer-based insurance are struggling. I’ve met many people all over this district that have lost everything due to a healthcare incident. I got in this race because what I was seeing at the federal level was a representative who wasn’t coming to the table with solutions for working families on healthcare.”
She says the answer is making serious efforts to control the rising costs of healthcare.
“If we allowed Medicare and Medicaid to negotiate drug prices at the federal level you and I as taxpayers would be spending less. That is something that Trump campaigned on and I support that, but we can’t get it done. Congress won’t do it and are tabling it. We’re not even going to talk about it until after the midterms, and that’s not the right decision for our dollars,” said Ghorbani.
She also talks about some of her concerns when it comes to economic policies and her upcoming campaign strategies.
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