Dan Derksen, MD, professor of public health policy at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health answered questions about the Affordable Care Act and implications of policy changes under the Trump administration in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 12:45 p.m. MST. Visit the Reddit Archive to read the Q&A.
Dr. Derksen is a family physician and professor of public health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. As Director of the Arizona Center for Rural Health, Dr. Derksen works to improve health insurance coverage and access to high quality health care, emphasizing community-based models in rural areas. He worked for Governor Martinez to establish New Mexico’s health insurance marketplace that now covers over 50,000 individuals. In 2007-2008 he worked as a fellow for U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, and researched and drafted health workforce provisions that were later signed into law. He uses data to help policymakers understand the impact of proposed and existing legislation and regulation at the national and state levels.