Archive for May, 2011

The Patient’s Perspective on Health Care Issues on IGI

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

What’s it like to be afraid to get sick?

Afraid because you can’t pay for the doctors?…or the hospital?… or the medicine?

This month on KTWU’s I’VE GOT ISSUES we try to find out what that is like for thousands right here in Kansas.

IGI concludes the unprecedented 3-month mini-series on the topic of Health Care this month. On Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, digital channel 11.1, I’VE GOT ISSUES presents AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE: A PATIENT’S PERSPECTIVE.

Hosted by Janet Thompson Jackson, the May episode now brings the Health Care issues home in a discussion of the patient’s perspective.

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is scheduled to appear. IGI will talk with her specifically about how the Health Exchanges will work in Kansas. 

Also appearing is physician Jane Murray who has written a recent book about health care issues in this country, “BE THE CHANGE, Transforming Health Care From the Inside Out”.

And we will have some local Kansans with their real issues with family coverage and retirement insurance.

Links to information presented in the program and further resources are available here on the station website, click on the I’VE GOT ISSUES button on the homepage and then on the episode 104 red link under the photos of the hosts.

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