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By Andi Bourne

SSHS seniors tackle issue of universal health care


January 2, 2020

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Senior Blake Lindemer opened the debate on universal health care Dec. 18. He was joined on the affirmative side with (left) Ella Batchelder and Kara Good. On the right, Terra Bertsch, Jayla Kauffman, Ashly Alexander and Caleb Maughan argued against universal health care.

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan High School Writing 101 senior debate took place Dec. 18. They debated whether the United States Federal Government should ensure universal health coverage (UHC) in the United States.

Teacher Lori Messenger explained that the seniors chose the topic of UHC because many of them did not know much about the issue. They felt this was an opportunity to explore this national issue since they will be able to vote next year.

Students drew from a hat which side of the issue they would be required to debate. The SSHS student body and a panel of five judges voted on...

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