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Florida Matters Preview: Providing Health Care To The Uninsured

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Stephanie Colombini
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WUSF Public Media

Florida Matters recently hosted a town hall event in St. Petersburg about providing health care to the uninsured. We'll hear highlights from the panel discussion and questions from the audience on this week's episode.

In this preview, host Robin Sussingham speaks with panelists Jay Wolfson, Associate Vice President of USF Health,  Dr. Ajoy Kumar, Medical Director of the St. Petersburg Free Clinic and Julio Ochoa, the Editor of Health News Florida and the reporter behind our recent series on free clinics in the Tampa Bay area.

Wolfson starts off by saying it would be a disaster to expand the nation's current health care system.

You can hear more from our health care town hall this evening on Florida Matters at 6:30.

I cover health care for WUSF and the statewide journalism collaborative Health News Florida. I’m passionate about highlighting community efforts to improve the quality of care in our state and make it more accessible to all Floridians. I’m also committed to holding those in power accountable when they fail to prioritize the health needs of the people they serve.
Robin is Senior Editor at WUSF, spearheading the station's podcasting initiatives and helping to guide the vision for special reporting projects and creative storytelling. She created The Zest, the station's podcast that's all about food, which she continues to host and serve as senior producer.
Newspapers were my first love, but public radio stole my heart from the moment I tuned in during college.