117. Goodbye Medical Debt: Toledo Councilwoman Michele Grim

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117. Goodbye Medical Debt: Toledo Councilwoman Michele Grim

December 13, 2022

117. Goodbye Medical Debt: Toledo Councilwoman Michele Grim

Overview: Dan talks with Councilwoman and State Representative-Elect Michele Grim about her recent medical debt relief plan in Toledo, which partners with RIP Medical Debt and uses ARPA funds to eliminate $240 million in medical debt in Lucas County.

1:00 – Things You Need to Know

5:20 – Interview with Councilwoman Michele Grim

7:00 – How the plan works

12:30 – The projected impact of the plan

15:23 – Next steps and timeline

19:00 – Eligibility for the program

21:25 – Looking forward: What Rep-elect Grim hopes to accomplish in the General Assembly

This episode was produced by Dan Skinner. Editorial and production support from Angela Lin. Special thanks to Patti Carlyle at Community Solutions for help with the Things You Need to Know segment. For show notes and episode archive, visit Prognosis Ohio is a member of WCBE Podcast Experience and the Health Podcast Network.

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A Diverse Skill Set Peter McCanna is chief executive officer (CEO) at Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not- for-profit health system in Texas. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,200 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care, as well as an array of virtual and in-home services.