I am a family physician and professor of public health, and an expert on the ACA aka Obamacare, ask me anything!
This has been an unbelievable experience for me doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything over the last four hours! I've tried to answer as many questions as quickly as I could. I read some really great questions, some great answers, and hope you found it valuable. And to those questions I could not get to, my apologies. As Director of the Arizona Center for Rural Health our mission is to improve the health and wellness of rural and vulnerable populations. I am hopeful that the new administration will pay close attention to rural health needs. Two of three rural voters cast their vote for President Trump. Politicians would be wise to address the concerns of their constituents! Please feel free to follow us on our website at http://crh.arizona.edu I'm signing off now, and look forward to future sessions! Thanks for your enthusiastic and active participation ! DrDanDerksen
I'm Dr. Dan Derksen, an M.D., a professor of public health policy at the University of Arizona, and the director of the UA's Center for Rural Health. During my health policy fellowship with U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman in 2008, I researched and drafted federal legislative provisions to improve the nation's supply and distribution of the health workforce that were included in Title V of the "Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act." Through my research, I work to improve health insurance coverage and access to high-quality health care.