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SMU Experts: The Obamacare Controversy

November 6, 2013

The problem-plagued rollout of the Affordable Care Act has brought into sharp focus the capabilities of the Obama administration. Among the SMU experts who can comment on the ongoing controversy over Obamacare are:

 

Cal Jillson
Cal Jillson
One of the nation’s foremost political experts, Cal Jillson regularly provides journalists thoughtful insight on U.S. and Texas politics. He was recently interviewed by The Hill about the Obamacare situation:

(Jillson) says that the problems with the website could undermine Obama’s legacy.
 
Obama’s early promise in the 2008 campaign “was about running a modern administration in the 21st century,” Jillson said. . .

Moreover, experts say, Obama has the benefit of his recent victory in the shutdown fight.
 
“Obama is extremely fortunate in his opponents because the last three weeks has ... given him a cushion of time,” said Jillson.

Nathan CortezNathan Cortez Nathan Cortez, Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Law, teaches and writes in the areas of health law, administrative law, and FDA law. He was recently interviewed by WFAA News video icon about those who will not benefit from the Act.
Matthew Wilson
Matthew Wilson
Matthew Wilson, Ph.D., specializes in the politics and voting behavior of religious voters, as well as public opinion, elections, religion and politics, and political psychology.