Washington Update

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship - September 2014

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The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations (ADEA AGR) portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center in Washington, D.C. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—September 2014

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For those interested in following the congressional proceedings, please access the U.S. House or Senate by way of the following links:

Funding Opportunities—September 2014

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Below are selected funding opportunities that might be of interest. You can search for additional federal government funding opportunities at grants.gov

HRSA-15-018
Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program
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Federal Government Shuts Down Over Efforts to Defund the Affordable Care Act— Health Insurance Marketplaces Are Open for Business

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At 12:01 a.m. on October 1, the federal government officially shut down. As Politico described it, “The partisan gridlock in Washington proved insurmountable, as House Republicans continue to insist on changing, delaying or defunding Obamacare as the price for keeping the government open, while Senate Democrats and President Barack... Click Here To Read More

Affordable Care Act’s Critics Seek to Block Health Subsidies

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Critics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have filed additional legal motions in the ongoing Halbig v. Sebelius case asking the courts to move quickly to block federal officials from giving people subsidies under the... Click Here To Read More

Health Center Funding to Expand Access to Care

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Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced awards totaling $67 million to extend access to health care through the nation’s health centers. Of that total, $48 million will go to provide operational support and quality improvement activities at 1,200 existing health centers.

The Affordable Care... Click Here To Read More

Affordable Care Act’s Open Enrollment Problems Examined

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Republicans are trying to draw attention to various problems related to readiness, testing and the functionality of the insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as the October 1 start of the first open enrollment season approaches.

On September 10, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Budget Office Reports Individual Mandate Delay Would Increase the Number of Uninsured

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Delaying the individual mandate clause in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until 2015 would raise the number of uninsured Americans by about 11 million in 2014 and reduce the expected coverage gains under the act by nearly 85%, according to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate.

In a September 6 report, the CBO concluded that the... Click Here To Read More

Liberty University Petitions Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate

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Liberty University filed a petition on September 5 asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take another look at the so-called employer mandate within the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law requires employers... Click Here To Read More

Anti-Smoking Campaign Exceeds Expectations

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According to a study published in the Lancet earlier this month, a graphic three-month anti-smoking campaign prompted more than 200,000 U.S. smokers to quit in 2012. Half of them... Click Here To Read More

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