ADEA Washington Update

Republicans Introduce SUCCEEDS Act to Address Dreamers

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President Donald Trump’s Sept. 5 decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has spurred a congressional search for a way to legalize the roughly 800,000 undocumented individuals who arrived in the United States illegally as children. The president’s action came in response to a lawsuit filed by... Click Here To Read More

After Hurricanes, Education Department and HHS Offer Aid

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The Department of Education (ED) has responded to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria with a resource guide on federal student aid intended to answer questions from postsecondary students affected by any of the three storms.

The... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Leadership Institute Fellows Visit Capitol Hill

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ADEA Leadership Institute Fellows gathered in Washington, DC, on Sept. 19 to gain insight into the legislative process and advocate for oral health and dental education.... Click Here To Read More

Republicans Reassess Options After Failure to Repeal ACA

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Republican Senators made another last-ditch effort to pass an Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replacement bill in the form of an ... Click Here To Read More

Congress Focuses on the Health Workforce and Individual Insurance Market

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In addition to trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Congress heard testimony on how to shore up the nation’s health care system. One House hearing in September focused on trying... Click Here To Read More

Supreme Court Suspends Arguments in Travel Ban Cases

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The U.S. Supreme Court was set to hear arguments on Oct. 10 on the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s contentious decision to ban people from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days.  The Court will also hear arguments on the Administration’s decision to ban all refugees for 120 days so... Click Here To Read More

A Win and a Loss for Sanctuary Cities

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A U.S. District Court Judge ruled that the Trump Administration cannot withhold federal public safety funds from so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agents. The Sept. 15 ruling by Judge Harry Leinenweber states that... Click Here To Read More

Smaller Canadian Cities Hit Hard by Opioid Crisis

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Canada is in the midst of a nationwide opioid crisis, and its impact is felt disproportionately in smaller cities and towns.

The crisis has accelerated in the past few years. Last year, the Public Health Agency of Canada ... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Announces $300 Million for Innovative Research

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President Obama announced more than $300 million in federal investments at a daylong White House Frontiers Conference, which focused... Click Here To Read More

White House Continues to Support Cadillac Insurance Tax

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The White House has made clear it still supports the so-called Cadillac tax on expensive, employer-sponsored health insurance plans. The 40% tax would be applied to any amount exceeding $10,200 for an individual annual premium and $27,500 for a family premium.... Click Here To Read More

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