ADEA Washington Update

President Obama Picks Centrist for Supreme Court Opening

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On March 16, the president nominated Merrick Garland, 63, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to the U.S. Supreme Court (Court). Judge Garland is a former prosecutor who was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the D.C. Circuit in... Click Here To Read More

Senate Bill Would Restore NIH Funding to 2006 Levels

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Independent Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and the nine Democratic members who sit on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) have introduced a bill that would bring the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget back in line with where it was a... Click Here To Read More

Bipartisan Bill Would Help Hospitals Handle “Resident Rotator” Issue

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A bipartisan group of Senators and House members have introduced identical bills that would help community hospitals that have inadvertently triggered limits on Medicare reimbursements for their physician training programs.

Under Medicare rules now in place,... Click Here To Read More

Vice President Biden and Members of Congress Discuss 21st Century Cures Bill

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Vice President Biden recently met with House leaders who successfully passed H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, last July and... Click Here To Read More

HHS Announces $94 Million to Treat Substance Abuse

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The battle against U.S. opioid dependence got a boost last month when the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it would provide $94 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 271 health centers.

“Health centers treat some of the most at-risk... Click Here To Read More

NIDCR Preparing to Fund Methods for Analyzing Genome-Wide Data

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The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is offering up to $200,000 in funding for research projects that use statistical analysis of genome-wide data on dental, oral and craniofacial conditions. The funding will be made available through the... Click Here To Read More

IOM Report Calls on Educators to Teach Social Determinants of Health

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The National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine [IOM]) has issued a prepublication version of its recent report, A ... Click Here To Read More

Calgary Study Shows Stopping Fluoridation Negatively Affects Children’s Teeth

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A study published by a University of Calgary researcher reports that tooth decay among the city’s children worsened after the city stopped adding fluoride to its drinking water in 2011.

The study, published in the February 2016 issue of ... Click Here To Read More

Karl Rove and Howard Dean Engage in Political Sparring at 2016 ADEA Annual Session

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In honor of this year’s presidential election, ADEA’s Political Spotlight at the 2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition cast a spotlight on two notables recognized as fierce combatants for their respective political parties: former Vermont governor, presidential candidate and Democratic party chair, Howard Dean and Republican... Click Here To Read More

Medicare “Doc Fix” and CHIP Extension Signed into Law

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On April 16, 2015, President Obama signed a $210 billion Medicare reform package, the Medicare Access and CHIP Authorization Act of 2015, into law. The Senate passed the legislation, which eliminates the need for annual Medicare “doc fixes,” by an overwhelming... Click Here To Read More

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