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UT Arlington experts available to discuss health care changes

Friday, September 27, 2013

Open enrollment in health insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act is set to begin Oct. 1. As the political debate rages on, UT Arlington experts are available to discuss various aspects of the new law. For more information, please contact the media relations office at 817-272-2765.



Maureen Courtney, associate professor in the College of Nursing, has been a nurse practitioner in primary care settings for more than 20 years. As a professor, she has studied primary care models and chronic disease management. She is available to talk about how changes in the availability of insurance could affect patients who have been without coverage. Contact her at

Daniel Sledge


Daniel Sledge, assistant professor of political science, is an expert in health care policy and powers historically given to individual states versus the federal government. He previously taught a course called “Health Politics and Policy from the New Deal to Obama.” Contact him at

Karabi Bezboruah


Karabi Bezboruah, assistant professor in the School of Urban and Public Affairs, has done research to explore the role that community resources currently play in providing health care to those without insurance. She says more collaboration among nonprofits, community organizations and governmental entities could lead to lower health care costs and better health care for unserved or underserved populations. Contact her at


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