News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Health Care Town Hall

fm_health_town_hall_collage_0.jpg
Stephanie Colombini
/
WUSF Public Media

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.

Stephanie Colombini joined WUSF Public Media in December 2016 as Producer of Florida Matters,WUSF’s public affairs show. She’s also a reporter for WUSF’s Health News Florida project.
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.