Affordable Care Act and People with Disabilities

Affiliated Project(s): 

The Affordable Care Act – How recent changes impact health care and services for people with disabilities
Luncheon speaker at the 2013 Border Conference on Disability
Jonathan Weisbuch, MD, MPH

This presentation will cover the recently enacted federal Affordable Care Act and how its’ provisions will impact health care and other health related services for people with disabilities. 


  1. Familiarity with the most important provisions of the ACA.
  2. Understanding the impacts of the ACA for people with disabilities.

Presentation Slides

Speaker Bio
Jonathan Weisbuch, MD, MPH,  a graduate of MIT (1959), NY University College of Medical (1963), and the Harvard School of Public Health (1967), is a public health professional, a medical educator, and an active member of organized medicine.  Between 1997 and January 2005, Dr. Weisbuch served as the Maricopa County Chief Health Officer and Public Health Director.  He was the Medical Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services in the 1990s and the Director of Health and Social Services in Wyoming during the late 1980s.  He served as the North Dakota State Health Officer, and the Director of Correctional Health Services in Massachusetts in the 1970s.  Since retirement in 2005, he has continued to teach at ASU and Phoenix area Medical Schools, and maintains an active speaking schedule in areas of public health, health care in the United States, the economics of health in the United States and abroad, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on American health care.