Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Health Care Town Hall

Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Health Care Town Hall
Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Health Care Town Hall

While across the nation the cultural and political tug-of-war over health care rages on, locally, healers keep on healing. But providing care for people can get complicated when they don’t have health insurance.

Florida Matters recently hosted a panel discussion in front of a live audience at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg about caring for the uninsured. This week we take another listen to highlights from our conversation with experts and questions from the audience.

Our panelists include:

Jay Wolfson, Associate Vice President of USF Health and Senior Associate Dean of USF’s Morsani College of Medicine.

Dr. Ajoy Kumar, Medical Director of the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, Chief Medical Officer of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians.

Julio Ochoa, the editor of Health News Florida and producer of “Their Only Option,” a special series on free clinics in the Tampa Bay area.

If you’re looking for a free clinic in your area you can check out this map on the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics website.

You can hear more conversation about free clinics and Health News Florida’s “Their only Option” series on our podcast Florida Matters More.

Original Broadcast Date: 
05/31/18

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Robin Sussingham

Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

Contact Information

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All you have to do is sign up for a free account on our Web site -- it’s free, easy, and we promise we won’t share your information! We welcome your input as we continue to find new stories to share in the Bay area.

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