This week, the Supreme Court delivered historic rulings on same-sex marriages and the future of the Affordable Care Act.
On June 25, the Supreme Court saved the Affordable Care Act from a certain demise, and on June 26, the court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. UH faculty experts can address these topics. To schedule interviews with these professors, contact Mike Emery at email@example.com or 713-743-8186. Other faculty members may be added to this list.
To schedule interviews with these UH professors, contact Mike Emery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-743-8186. Others faculty members may be added to this list.
Health care/Affordable Care Act
Seth Chandler, Foundation Professor of Law: Professor Chandler specializes in insurance law and related fields such as health law, economic analysis of law and contract drafting. Chandler has authored several articles on insurance law and is the author of “ACA Death Spiral,” a blog chronicling the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Contact Chandler at Schandler@uh.edu or 713-743-2123.
Patricia Gray, director of research in the Health Law & Policy Institute at UH Law Center: As a member of the Texas House, she chaired the Texas House Committee on Public Health and was the House sponsor for legislation creating the Texas Children's Health Insurance Plan, which insures more than 500,000 Texas Children. Gray is available at Pgray2@uh.edu or 713-743-2206.
Geoffrey Hoffman, clinical associate professor of law: Hoffman heads the UH Immigration Clinic and specializes in immigration-related federal court litigation, deportation defense, asylum cases and appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Hoffman is available to discuss issues related how the Affordable Care Act relates to immigrants. Hoffman can be reached at email@example.com or 713-743-2094.
McClain Sampson, assistant professor in the UH Graduate College of Social work: Sampson can address mental health care as it relates to the Affordable Care Act. Effective interventions for health promotion continue to be a priority for Sampson. Her research topics include racial/ethnic disparities of postpartum depression and anxiety, the use of motivational interviewing in substance abuse settings and health care provider’s comfort with delivery of palliative care. Sampson is also the Principal Investigator for the Department of Health and Human Service/HRSA funded GLOBE project. This project delivers training of bilingual social workers in advanced, clinical and behavioral health social work. Sampson is reachable at mmsampso@Central.UH.EDU or 713-743-6719.
Jessica Lind Mantel, co-director of the Health Law & Policy Institute: Formerly an attorney with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Mantel advised the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on legal issues, including health care reform. Her research interests include the allocation of limited health care resources. Mantel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-743-1836.
Thomas Oldham, professor of law, can address the odds the court will announce a constitutional right to marry for gay couples and what are the likely results. Oldham is a recognized expert in family law and marital property. Contact the UH Law Center’s communication team to schedule interviews with Oldham – email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandon Rottinghaus, associate professor of political science: Rottinghaus can address how the issue of same-sex marriage might shape campaign rhetoric during the race for the White House. He also can address how the topic might be the tipping point in several battleground states. Rottinghaus can be reached at 713-743-3925 or email@example.com.
Luis Salinas, lecturer of sociology: Salinas can discuss society’s back-and-forth attitudes regarding same-sex marriage as recent polls suggest that more Americans are in support of these unions. Salinas can be reached at 713-743-3957 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geoffrey Hoffman, clinical associate professor of law: Hoffman can comment on the possible ramifications of the cases as applied to family-based immigration cases. Hoffman is the director of the UH Law Center’s Immigration Clinic. Contact the UH Law Center’s communication team to schedule interviews with Hoffman – email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Berman, assistant professor of law,