City, county step in to keep health insurance program running


ERIC — DANE COUNTY AND THE CITY OF MADISON ARE STEPPING UP TO COVER THE COSTS OF A PROGRAM THAT HELPS VULNERABLE POPULATIONS GET INSURANCE CHARLOTTE — THIS AFTER FEDERAL FUNDING FOR IT WAS CUT EARLIER THIS YEAR

NEWS 3'S KEELY ARTHUR TELLS US MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM KEELY KEELY — NAVIGATING THE HEALTH CARE MARKET PLACE IS TRICKY FOR MOST PEOPLE TONIGHT THE DANE COUNTY BOARD VOTED TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY FUNDS TO KEEP A PROGRAM THAT HELPS LOW INCOME AND NON-ENGLISH SPEAKERS GET THE INSURANCE THEY NEED COVERING WISCONSIN STATES LARGEST NAVIGATOR 1 SOT¤W0 44 ]] C25 G 3 [[ 1 SOT TAPE #= TC= RUNS=3 THIS IS VERY HARD FOR YOU AND I TO UNDERSTAND 1 VO/MINI-DISC¤W1 55 ]] C2

5 G 0 [[ 1 VO/MINI-DISC TRACK #: TAPE #= TC= AND DONNA FRIEDSAMTHE DIRECTOR OF COVERING WISCONSIN SAYS AS YOU CAN IMAGINE IT CAN BE EVEN MORE DIFFICULT FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKERS AND LOW INCOME PEOPLE SO THAT'S WHERE HER TEAM OF OBAMACARE NAVIGATORSWHO ARE MULTI LINGUALAND WELL VERSED IN THE MARKET PLACE COME INGUDING THOSE POPULATIONS 2 SOT¤W2 43 ]] C25 G 9 [[ 2 SOT TAPE #= TC= RUNS=9 SO THAT THEY CAN CHOOSE A PLAN THAT IS GOOD FOR THEIR FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND IS GOING TO TAKE CARE FO THEIR HEALTH CIRCUMSTANCES AS WELL 3 SOT¤W3 45 ]] C2

5 G 10 [[ 3 SOT TAPE #= TC= RUNS=10 NAVIGATORS ARE HELPING SOME OF THE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY CONNECT WITH THE INSURANCE COVERAGE THAT THEY NEED 2 VO/MINI-DISC¤W4 55 ]] C25 G 0 [[ 2 VO/MINI-DISC TRACK #: TAPE #= TC= LAST YEAR 860 PEOPLE BECAME INSURED IN DANE COUNTY USING A NAVIGATOR BUT IN SEPTEMBERCOVERING WISCONSIN WAS TOLD THAT FUNDING WOULD BE REDUCED IN DANE COUNTY BY 42 PERCENT SOMETHING THAT WOULD RENDER IT INEFFECTIVE SO THE COUNTY AND CITY JOINING TOGETHER SHARING THE 107-THOUSAND DOLLAR COST TO KEEP IT UP AND RUNNING 4 SOT¤W5 46 ]] C25 G 20 [[ 4 SOT TAPE #= TC= RUNS=20 IF A MEDICAL SITUATION AROSE THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE COVERAGE FOR THAT'S A SITUATION WHERE THE COUNTY HAS TO FUND SERVICES TO A FAMILY IN CRISIS, SO IT'S IN EVERYONES BEST INTEREST FOR FAMILIES TO GET COVERAGE THAT THEY CAN AFFORD LET US HELP YOU WITH THIS, GET YOU ALL SET UP, MAKE SURE YOU'RE IN A GOOD SITUATION NOW JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW SIGNIFICANT THOSE FEDERAL CUTS ARE

THE NAVIGATOR PROGRAM USED TO BE IN 23 COUTIES MICHELLNOW IT'S JUST IN 12

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