ADEA Washington Update

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Avert Physician Reimbursement Cuts and Extend CHIP

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The House passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, on March 26 in a 392-37 vote. The bill permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), the formula for physician reimbursement under... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Signs Student Aid Bill of Rights

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President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Education (ED) and other federal agencies to increase their efforts to help student borrowers pay for their educations... Click Here To Read More

Education Department Begins Talks to Establish a Second PAYE Plan for Student Loans

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At the end of February, the Department of Education (ED) held the first negotiated rulemaking committee meeting designed to expand the Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) repayment plan.

The meeting, the first of three to be held over the next two months, was... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Endorses Bill to Cut Education Department Red Tape

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ADEA is one of 24 higher education groups that signed a letter backing a bill that would stop the Department of Education (ED) from implementing certain regulations until Congress reauthorizes the Higher Education Act.

The Feb. 23 ... Click Here To Read More

Report Bemoans Cuts to GME Funding for Teaching Health Centers

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Teaching Health Centers (THC), which train physicians and dentists in community-based settings, appear to be one of the most promising ways to reverse the shortage of primary care providers, especially in rural areas. More than nine out of 10 THC graduates stay in primary care as compared to less than one in four graduates from traditional... Click Here To Read More

Health Subcommittee Holds Hearing on FY16 Budget, GME Cuts

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell was the star witness at the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the administration’s proposed FY16 budget.

Although the president’s overall budget anticipates an increase in discretionary spending authority of $4.8 billion, as outlined in Secretary Burwell’s Feb. 26 ... Click Here To Read More

Innovations for Healthier Americans Hearings Held in Senate HELP Committee

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The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held the first of a series of hearings designed to improve public policies to bolster medical innovation and give consumers quicker access to breakthrough drugs and medical devices. The hearings are based on a 109-page ... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Launches New Advocacy Website

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ADEA is pleased to announce the debut of the ADEA Advocacy website. The website is a new tool to facilitate your ability to access information on issues of importance to academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research, and provide input to elected officials on issues of... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

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On April 8, ADEA hosted its annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, garnering the highest participation to date.  More than 50 members from the nation’s academic dental and research community attended the event, for which ADEA collaborated with the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). Notably, ADEA members had more than 75 meetings... Click Here To Read More

Supreme Court Rules on States’ Right to Prohibit Consideration of Race in Admissions

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On April 22, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in its ruling on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.  The Court’s decision upheld a constitutional amendment that Michigan voters approved to ban the consideration of race and gender in public education. The Michigan ballot initiative, known as Proposal 2,... Click Here To Read More

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