News Home
Quick Bites
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
On AirNewsClassical
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron General

Hennes Paynter Communications

For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )

Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Health and Medicine

What's next for Medicaid expansion in Ohio?
Volunteers across Ohio have 39 days to sign up 275,000 people

Andy Chow
Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, the group’s executive director, says it's important educate low-income communities about this opportunity.
Courtesy of WKSU
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

About 275,000 more Ohioans can enroll in Medicaid now that funding has been approved by the state Controlling Board. After months of stumping for the issue, volunteers are now jumping to action and preparing to sign up the uninsured. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has more on the task that lies ahead for these groups.

LISTEN: Lisa Hamler-Fugitt on Medicaid expansion

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:52)

It’s time to get to work. That’s the message from the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, which represents a large portion of volunteers ready to sign people up for Medicaid.

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, the group’s executive director, is ready after months of advocating for expansion.

“This is truly a time when the policy now hits the pavement. We need to be able to talk to the communities — educating low-income people about this new opportunity — what their rights and responsibilities are. Now comes the heavy lift.”

Hamler-Fugitt is giving the state a two-week head start to get everything in order. That gives volunteers around the state just 39 days to sign-up 275,000 people. That comes to more than 7,000 uninsured Ohioans every day.

Add Your Comment


E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook

Stories with Recent Comments

Kasich campaign evokes dark images of a Trump presidency

Backers of legalizing marijuana in Ohio promise to be back in 2016
We should be aloud to grow more than 4 plants and not have to register with the state considering it will be a free market.

Akron says it's had no second thoughts about welcoming refugees
What business does Councilman Neal own on North Hill? I'd love to support him. I am so glad to have the refugees in our neighborhood. I have lived here for 25 ...

Scarborough says the University of Akron is trying to rebuild relationships
In order for the University of Akron to grow and become a desirable place for students across Ohio and elsewhere, it must address the crime problem in the Akron...

Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite wants to end pay-to-play sports fees at Ohio's schools
You can bet Hite and Husted will also rush to the rescue of the Academic Challenge team, the speech-and-debate squad, the Science Olympians and the chess club. ...

Ohio lawmakers consider new gun bills
States that have gun restrictions/cities have reduced gun violence is false. CHICAGO has some of the toughest gun laaws/restrictions but yet fun violence is off...

Cleveland's public transit system considers fare increase for 2016
I work with individuals with disabilities. Yes some of my folks need more help than the average person. As a whole, the group I work with however can manuver ju...

Community group sues to re-open part of Wadsworth hospital
My father was part of the founding group of citizens which started the "new" Wadsworth/Rittman Hospital. For some reason the leadership for the future of the ho...

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents painters who loved their gardens
brilliant masterpiece, Greetings from

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University