Washington Update

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship - November 2014

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Dental school faculty members or administrators who want to interface with members of Congress on issues of importance to oral health are encouraged to apply for the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship. The selected fellow spends three months in Washington, D.C., working on issues and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship - November 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 for predoctoral, allied... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—November 2014

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

Funding Opportunities—November 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

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Limited Competition for NIH-Industry Program: Discovering Pediatric New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules... Click Here To Read More

Millions Could Gain Dental Coverage Through the Affordable Care Act

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With the inclusion of pediatric oral health services as an essential benefit under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of children are poised to gain dental coverage over the next five years. Some adults will also receive dental benefits as the law is implemented.

The American Dental Association (ADA) estimates that 8.7 million... Click Here To Read More

Stricter Gainful Employment Rules May be on the Horizon

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In order to participate in federal student aid programs, the Higher Education Act (HEA) requires career education programs to “prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” Under gainful employment regulations, Title IV loans can only be disbursed to eligible students enrolled in programs that lead to gainful employment in a... Click Here To Read More

Democrats Split Over House Health Insurance Bill

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By a wide margin, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would give insurance companies one more year to sell policies that do not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The House bill, formally known... Click Here To Read More

Reaction to Administration’s Fix for Cancelled Health Policies

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Insurers and state insurance regulators, caught off guard by President Obama’s November 14 announcement that insurance companies could temporarily keep people on policies that had been slated for cancellation, were still assessing the impact of the order several days later, CQ HealthBeat News reported. Obama held a closed-door meeting... Click Here To Read More

Senate Challenges Use of Military Benefits by For-Profit Colleges

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For the second time in two years, Congress is trying to close a loophole critics say is used by for-profit colleges to target veterans and the generous Department of Defense (DOD) tuition grants they receive. Federal law prohibits for-profit colleges from receiving more than 90% of their funding from federal financial aid programs that are part of... Click Here To Read More

Senate Approves the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education Payment Program Reauthorization

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The Senate passed by unanimous consent legislation (S.1557) that would reauthorize funds for the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program through fiscal year 2018. The bipartisan Children’s Hospital... Click Here To Read More
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