ADEA Washington Update

President Obama Signs Older Americans Act With Oral Health Screenings Provisions

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President Obama signed into law the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016, S. 192, which contains provisions for oral health... Click Here To Read More

House and Senate Introduce Legislation to Regulate Regenerative Medicine

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Members of both the House and Senate have introduced regenerative medicine bills, which aims to speed up the process of making innovative treatments available.

The Senate bill, ... Click Here To Read More

Zika Virus Funding Takes Center Stage in Washington

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On May 19, House Republicans approved $622 million to tackle the Zika virus. Immediately, the Obama Administration signaled a possible veto of the legislation. The proposal offers less than a third of the $1.9 billion in emergency funding that the Administration... Click Here To Read More

Speaker Ryan Advocates High-Risk Insurance Pools for Pre-Existing Conditions

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In an April speech at Georgetown University, Speaker Paul Ryan called for eliminating a signature provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): its protections for individuals with... Click Here To Read More

House Republicans Introduce Affordable Care Act Replacement

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The Republican Study Committee (RSC), a caucus of over 150 conservative members of the House of Representatives, announced its suggestions for replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). H.R. 2653,... Click Here To Read More

DOL Releases Final Rule on Overtime Pay

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On May 17, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule on defining and delimiting the exemptions for executive and administrative personnel under the Fair Labor Standards... Click Here To Read More

State Department Proposes Limiting Research Conducted by Foreign Students

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More than 60 universities have voiced concern about a State Department proposed rule that would limit the types of research that... Click Here To Read More

CDC Annual Health Report Addresses Access to Dental Care

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its annual study of the health of U.S. citizens.

The 461-page volume also includes plenty of data on access to dental care and... Click Here To Read More

FDA Considers Mandatory Training for Physicians Who Prescribe Opioids

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With opioid addiction now in the spotlight, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking whether there should be mandatory safety training classes for physicians who prescribe opioids.

Under the current system, drug makers pay for voluntary... Click Here To Read More

HRSA Faculty Loan Repayment Program Application Cycle is Open

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provides loan repayment to individuals who have an interest in pursuing a career as a faculty member in a health profession school. Applicants must be from disadvantaged backgrounds, have an eligible health professions degree or certificate, and have an employment commitment as... Click Here To Read More