UA Expert Available for Comment on Projected Impact of American Health Care Act

Dr. Daniel Derksen, professor of public health policy and director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is available to explain the projected impact of the American Health Care Act on Medicare.

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Derksen is available for interviews THURSDAY, MARCH 23, and FRIDAY, MARCH 24.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Since the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the American Health Care Act last week, debate in Congress over changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, continues.

Daniel Derksen, MD, professor of public health policy and director of the Center for Rural Health in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is available to explain the complicated issues surrounding these changes.

To assist members of the media in their coverage of the GOP health care bill, Dr. Derksen is available Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24, to discuss the American Health Care Act and its effect on Medicaid.

Dr. Derksen also discusses the American Health Care Act and its implications for state Medicaid programs in this video: http://crh.arizona.edu/news/1775

In addition, Dr. Derksen has provided a summary of the following topics:

Summary of the American Health Care Act

American Health Care Act – Congressional Budget Office Cost & Coverage Estimates

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Marketplace Enrollment for Arizona 2016-2017