The stakeholders in the Obamacare rollout aren’t just in Washington, D.C. Across the United States, health care providers, small-business owners, patients, and others are all affected by the law. In a new msnbc series, we send an Obamacare questionnaire to people all over the country – places where health care exchanges have been set up, those where they have not been set up, and those where the debate continues. Through it all we hope to understand one thing: How Obamacare is affecting the lives of Americans.
Dr. Donna L. Hamilton is the vice president of communications for the Artemis Medical Society, a group dedicated to supporting women physicians of color. While African-Americans make up 13% of the U.S. population, only 1.9% of the nation’s doctors are black women – a number Artemis Medical Society hopes to change. Recently, clips showing three of the society’s 2,500 members at their jobs were featured in the popular Disney Junior show Doc McStuffins.
Dr. Hamilton practices in Pennsylvania, where Republican Governor Tom Corbett has chosen not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.