ADEA Washington Update

Justice Scalia’s Passing Casts Uncertainty on Pending Supreme Court Cases

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On Feb. 13, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court, passed away. Now an unexpected vacancy must be filled, and a shadow of uncertainty has been cast upon the Court.

Many cases that were argued before the Court last year have yet to be... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Response to the Zika Virus

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On Feb. 8, President Obama requested more than $1.8 billion... Click Here To Read More

House Ways and Means Chairman Looks for an ACA Replacement

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Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said one of his panel’s top goals in 2016 is to pass a replacement health care bill, not simply to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Chairman Brady’s comments came after a daylong retreat... Click Here To Read More

House and Senate Divided Over Mandatory Dedicated NIH Funding

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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee is moving slowly on a companion “Cures” bill to H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, which the House passed last summer. The concept of mandatory dedicated funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—which... Click Here To Read More

Congress Considers 100% Funding of State Medicaid Expansion

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President Barack Obama’s proposed FY17 budget provides a new incentive for the 19 states that have not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, a... Click Here To Read More

Canadian Dental Students Participate in Clinical Research Program

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Following the 2015, Canadian Dental Association (CDA) National Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canadian dental students gathered to take part in the annual CDA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program.

The competition displayed the work of top... Click Here To Read More

Supreme Court Case Hinges on the Meaning of Four Words in the ACA

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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 4 in King v. Burwell, a case crucial to the survival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case challenges the validity of tax subsidies for consumers who buy their health... Click Here To Read More

House Republicans Say They Have a Plan if Supreme Court Ruling Guts the ACA

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House Republicans say they are close to unveiling an alternative to the ACA if the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling in King v. Burwell results in a major disruption to the law. 

Following the March 4... Click Here To Read More

HRSA Releases Projections for Dentists and Dental Hygienists 2012–25

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a report in February detailing national and state-level projections of dentists and dental hygienists for 2012–25.

The report says there were some... Click Here To Read More

CDC Releases Report on Dental Caries and Sealant Prevalence in Children and Adolescents

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report titled “Dental Caries and Sealant Prevalence in Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011-2012.” The report’s data show that approximately 23% of children aged 2–5 years had dental caries in... Click Here To Read More

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