Author Interviews, Cost of Health Care, JAMA / 18.07.2019

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: [caption id="attachment_50263" align="alignleft" width="140"]Jim Stimpson, PhD Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs  Health Management and Policy Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health Dr. Stimpson[/caption] Jim Stimpson, PhD Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Health Management and Policy Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health  MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Response: We have limited information on the impact of the ACA on persons with a disability, even though nearly 1 in 5 persons in the US has a physical or mental disability. Prior to the ACA, persons with a disability had complications accessing health insurance for a variety of reasons including lower likelihood of employer-based coverage, reduced access to private insurance due to pre-existing conditions, and income-restrictions for Medicaid coverage that are on average below the poverty threshold across the country.