ADEA Washington Update

The Affordable Care Act Is Still the Law of the Land

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In the early morning hours of July 28, the Senate began what is called “vote-a-rama,” a series of votes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it ended with ... Click Here To Read More

FY18 Spending Bills Move Closer to Passage

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The House Committee on Appropriations held a markup on July 19 to finalize the fiscal year (FY), FY18 appropriations bill for the Departments of... Click Here To Read More

Trump Administration Considers Additional Requirements for Student Visas

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The Department of Homeland Security, in furtherance of President Trump’s ... Click Here To Read More

Supreme Court Offers Clarity on Definition of “Bona Fide” Relationships

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Days after the Supreme Court’s (Court) June 26 ruling on President Trump’s revised Executive Order known as the travel ban, the... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Pens Article on U.S. Health Care in JAMA

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President Obama wrote an article titled, “United States Health Care Reform: Progress to Date and Next Steps,” published in the July edition of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Click Here To Read More

Obama Administration Authorizes Additional Zika Virus Funding

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Despite repeated requests from President Obama for $1.9 billion to combat the Zika virus, Congress adjourned for its August recess without approving emergency funding. As a result, $81 million in existing funding is being reallocated for this purpose, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced.... Click Here To Read More

Congress Considers Rolling Back Some Sunshine Act Reporting Requirements

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Congress is continuing its efforts to roll back some of the reporting requirements mandated by the 2010 Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act or Open Payments). Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), one of three physicians in the Senate, has introduced ... Click Here To Read More

Senators Urge Executive Action on CDC Opioid Guidelines

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Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Shelley Capito (R-WV) sent a ... Click Here To Read More

CBO Releases Latest Analysis of Sequestration’s Impact

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In its latest sequestration update, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says that appropriations for discretionary funding through the middle of 2016 have not exceeded the mandatory budget caps. That means that... Click Here To Read More

Pediatric Stand-Alone Dental Plans’ Cost to be Considered when Figuring Tax Credits

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In a major victory for dental health advocates, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says it will take into account the cost of stand-alone pediatric dental health plans when calculating tax credits for health insurance premiums purchased under the Affordable Care... Click Here To Read More

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