ADEA Washington Update

Legislation Filed to Allow States to Keep the ACA

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Republicans, led by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), have introduced a partial repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that tries to satisfy both critics and proponents of the law.

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Congressional Bills of Interest to Academic Dentistry

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Four bills now pending in Congress could affect the dental community. Here’s what you should know.

Lawsuit Targets EPA’s Rescinding of Amalgam Separator Rule

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), claiming that the agency’s withdrawal of the ... Click Here To Read More

FDA Delays Tobacco Product Rule

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On Feb. 7, the Federal Register reported that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had delayed the effective date of a rule affecting... Click Here To Read More

Trump Administration’s Secretary of Education Confirmed

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After a contentious confirmation hearing, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education on Feb. 7. Her confirmation process resulted in a tie. The Senate... Click Here To Read More

Rep. Tom Price Becomes Secretary of HHS

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Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), a medical doctor and the House of Representatives’ pre-eminent critic of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was sworn in as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Feb. 10.

Secretary Price, who represented the northern suburbs... Click Here To Read More

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

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

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