ADEA Washington Update

EPA Issues Final Rule on Amalgam Separators

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Final Rule last month requiring dental offices to... Click Here To Read More

Education Department to Roll Back Two Obama-Era Regulations

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The Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, plans to revise an Obama-era student loan rule known as the Borrower Defense to Repayment (... Click Here To Read More

NIH Frees Up Funding for Investigators by Changing the Grant Support Index

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced their plans to change the Grant Support Index (GSI) at their June 8 Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) meeting. NIH wants to cap the number of grants an investigator can hold... Click Here To Read More

Public Coverage of Dental Care Is A Way of Life in Canada

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While American legislators try to figure out whether to classify quality health care as a right or a privilege, Canadians enjoy a universal health care system. Canada's health care system is a group of socialized health insurance plans that provides coverage to all Canadian citizens. It is publicly funded and administered on a... Click Here To Read More

President Trump Releases Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Funding, Research, HHS, Education, Medicare and Medicaid Services, CHIP, Department of Education, NIH, NIDCR, Research | Permanent link

On May 23, President Trump released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) titled, “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” The proposal makes deep cuts on most nondefense programs and federal agencies, including programs and agencies of importance to... Click Here To Read More

Federal Court Blocks President Trump's Travel Ban

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The executive order that initiated the travel ban announced January has been blocked by the Federal Courts, most recently by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (4th Circuit). The 10-3 ruling from the 4th Circuit upholds a lower court’s decision to halt... Click Here To Read More

CBO Score Forecasts 23 Million to Lose Coverage Under AHCA

ACA, Legislation, House, Senate, HHS, Medicare and Medicaid Services | Permanent link

The House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and legislative action on repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has moved to the Senate. Senators faced an arduous task, as not one Democrat voted for the House-passed AHCA. Even before the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score of the bill on... Click Here To Read More

Controversy Erupts Over “Sanctuary” Campuses

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In the wake of President Trump’s announcement that he may move to repeal Obama-era protections for undocumented immigrants, such as the ... Click Here To Read More

Federal Student Loan Rates Scheduled to Rise in July

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Federal student loan rates are set to rise on July 1. The new rates, which track the spring auction price of 10-year Treasury notes and include an added fixed rate based on the type of student loan, will add $1,300 to a $34,000 10-year undergraduate student loan. That amount represents today’s average student loan burden, according to a... Click Here To Read More

Questions Surround the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Senate, Education, Department of Education, Graduate Students, Higher Education | Permanent link

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF), whose initial beneficiaries are expecting to receive loan forgiveness beginning this year, is in turmoil, with many who joined the program now uncertain whether the government will allow them to forego loan payments... Click Here To Read More

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