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

Lehmans

Akron General

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.


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
Government and Politics


Both sides of healthcare debate target young Ohioans
Young people are under-represented in the healthcare rolls, and opposing efforts are underway to change that and maintain it
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
A campaign designed by the Ad Council uses pets to lure young women to sign up for Obamacare. Opponents of the healthcare law are trying to convince young people not to enroll.
Courtesy of Ad Council
Download (WKSU Only)

Fans and opponents of the new health-care law are both ramping up outreach as the March 31st deadline for enrollment in the federal health exchange approaches.

WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports that both campaigns are also focusing on young people.

St.Clair on healthcare enrollment messages

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:03)


Ohio ranks eighth in the nation with 1.3 million residents without insurance.  That’s one reason the group Get Covered America is targeting the Buckeye State to encourage enrollment in the state’s federally run health-care exchange.

The group is reaching out especially to uninsured women ages 18 to 34, according to Trey Daly, director of the Ohio chapter.

“Young women and women in general are often the decision-makers about issues like health coverage, so we understand that women are great influencers when it comes to the important decisions in life, and that’s why it makes sense particularly to reach out to them.”

Meanwhile the conservative group Americans for Prosperity is sending a different message to the same demographic through its Obamacare Campus Crisis effort. Their message is that the new healthcare law is raising insurance rates for young people by eliminating policies that are cheaper but have higher deductibles.

People who miss the March 31st deadline for obtaining insurance this year face a penalty of $95 or 1 percent of their income, whichever’s greater.

The Ad Council used talking pets to encourage young women to enroll in health exchanges. 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

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


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio's Supreme Court narrowly upholds Ashford Thompson's death sentence
"Justices" William O’Neill, Paul Pfeifer and Judith Lanzinger should all be immediately removed from the court. If they could actually believe that this murde...

Ohio's Sen. Brown is pushing for more assistance for homeless vets
That would be a great program to have for the homeless vets. Many of them are still suffering from PTSD even from the Vietnam war.

Lordstown GM plant plans to install 8,500 solar panels
How much will this solar array cost? How is it being funded, and who is really paying for it? How much real useful electricity will it actually produce in MEh p...

Local Ebola concerns cause officials to pay more attention to West Africa
I have a better idea, let's secure our borders and spend those billions of dollars on our own first.

HUD and Cuyahoga Land Bank extend a housing deal for another year
Need to sale lot, and would like to know how to contact someone to see if they may be interested in the property that sat between two lots. If you can give me...

Akron Beacon Journal details abuse claims against televangelist Angley
In the early 90's I went forth for pray. And the man was anointed by the hand of God. Just a fact I will never forget

Lawmaker questions why a million voters didn't get absentee applications
He's a damn lie! I vote n all elections. I missed 1. Haven't gotten my absentee ballot and their making it hard to get one.

Thirsty Dog Brewery warns it might have to leave Akron
Why is it the city's responsibility to find this guy a location? There are a hundred realestate companies that could help him.

Kent State sends home three after contact with second Ebola-stricken nurse
Why weren't all health workers who were around Duncan quaranteened for 21 days and tested for Ebola? That's a no-brainer. Why was Vinson allowed to travel right...

Copyright © 2014 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