SPAN Ohio

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Updated Tue, Nov 20, 2012 12:34 am
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Sun, Nov 4, 2012

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L-R: Kurt Bateman, Debbie Silverstein, Jackie Wolf
Jackie Wolf talks with Kurt Bateman and Debbie Silverstein

On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Jackie Wolf talks with Kurt Bateman and Debbie Silverstein of the Single Payer Action Network of Ohio (SPAN Ohio).

SPAN aims to make healthcare affordable for everyone in the state of Ohio by promoting the implementation of a single payer health system.

“Single payer simply means that everybody goes into one large, huge risk pool. Most people that understand insurance know about risk pools; large companies have large risk pools so they get better rates, smaller companies have small risk pools so they get poor rates. What we do is we put everybody into the same pool and there’s only one entity that pays the bills”, says Silverstein.

Wolf, Bateman, and Silverstein also discuss The Affordable Care Act and how the act will affect Ohioans.

For more information on SPAN Ohio, visit www.spanohio.org

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