ADEA Washington Update

Oral Health Now Part of Senate’s Older Americans Act

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The Senate unanimously approved reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA), and with the insertion of two words—”oral health”—opened the door for state and area aging agencies to use funds to improve the oral health of seniors. Oral... Click Here To Read More

Proposed Legislation Links Institutional Accountability to Student Loan Repayment

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In August, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced a bill that would replace default rates with a new formula for measuring institutional accountability for federal student aid. The... Click Here To Read More

Senate Holds Hearing on Campus Sexual Assault Bill

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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing this summer on campus sexual assault. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) chaired the hearing, which featured testimony from Janet Napolitano,... Click Here To Read More

ACA’s Repeal on Senate’s Fall Agenda

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Senate Majority Leader McConnell Insists No Government Shutdown

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Prior to Congress’s annual August recess, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced his commitment to avoiding a government shutdown this fall. The 2016 appropriations process will play out in September, pitting... Click Here To Read More

Senate Committee Confirms Nomination of Health IT Leader to HHS Post

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On Aug. 5, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee unanimously confirmed the nomination of Dr. Karen DeSalvo for the position of Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), paving the way for her nomination to be confirmed by the full Senate. DeSalvo helped to spearhead... Click Here To Read More

CMS Reports Almost 72 Million People are Enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP

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The latest Medicaid/CHIP enrollment report indicates that 71.6 million people are enrolled as of May 2015. The latest number represents 12.8 million new enrollees since October 2013, the... Click Here To Read More

FDA Regulation of E-Cigarettes Remains Controversial

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Sept. 1 marked the end of a 60-day comment period on an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) related to nicotine exposure warnings and child-resistant packaging for certain nicotine-containing products, including e-cigarettes.

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Final Rule Adds New Crimes to Clery Act Reporting Requirements

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The Department of Education (ED) has issued a final rule that makes changes to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The new rule is intended to strengthen the... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Submits Comments on the NIH-wide Strategic Plan

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The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) submitted comments on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) request for information on a framework for the NIH-wide Strategic Plan. ADEA stressed the need for effective translation and dissemination of research to advance scientific discoveries and move them into clinical studies,... Click Here To Read More