Health Source of Ohio welcomed Governor Ted Strickland to its Eastgate Pediatrics facility May 14. Governor Strickland, who was welcomed by about 70 people, first toured the facility speaking with patients before sitting down to chat with Clermont and Warren County families about their children’s health care concerns.
“He wants to put a face to the families who are affected by health care issues in Ohio,” said Health Source of Ohio Vice-President for Marketing and Development Lisa Parker. “He is touring the state advocating health care issues for uninsured children, something that Health Source of Ohio focuses on and is very concerned with.”
Strickland, who defeated Republican Ken Blackwell last fall, spent about 20 minutes talking one-on-one with the families listening to their personal stories about being uncovered and uninsured, primarily concerning the unaffordable expenses that they have incurred in trying to cover their children.
The governor said that he was in Clermont County on behalf of the more than 150,000 children in the state without health care. He said that covering every child in the state is an achievable goal that he is personally committed to.