ADEA Washington Update

White House Proclaims National Opioid and Heroin Awareness Week

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In a presidential proclamation, the Obama administration reaffirmed its commitment to fighting opioid addiction and declared Sept.... Click Here To Read More

Congress Passes Short-term Continuing Resolution

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On Sept. 29, President Obama signed into law legislation to keep the federal government operating through Dec. 9, 2016.  The short-term continuing resolution (CR) means Congress will have to revisit funding the federal government for fiscal year 2017 (FY) after the presidential ... Click Here To Read More

Senator Introduces Bill to Include Dental Therapists in Certain Programs

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Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has introduced a bill that aims to strengthen the rural health care workforce, S.B. 3190, the Strengthening Our Rural Health Workforce Act of 2016. Sen. Franken added “dental therapist” to language... Click Here To Read More

Legislation Introduced to Delay Implementation of the Overtime Rule

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Sen. Lankford (R-OK) introduced a bill titled the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits Act, which proposes to delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s... Click Here To Read More

Zika Funding Incorporated Into Continuing Resolution

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Congress found a long-awaited solution to appropriating monies to combat the Zika virus. Lawmakers incorporated the funding in a short-term continuing resolution (CR) passed to fund the federal government through Dec. 9. The CR provides $1.1 billion in supplemental... Click Here To Read More

NHSC’s Students to Service Program Open to Dental Students

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Dental students in their final year of school will now be eligible for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program. The program provides up... Click Here To Read More

NIH Initiative Offers Model for Including Women in Clinical Trials

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In a joint blog post last month, the National Institute of Infectious and Allergy Disease (NIAID) director Dr. Anthony Fauci and legendary entertainer... Click Here To Read More

ED Issues FERPA Guidance Regarding Medical Records

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The Department of Education (ED) released guidance, in the form of a “Dear Colleague Letter,” to the higher education community on how to reassure students... Click Here To Read More

Census Bureau Reports Americans Without Health Insurance Drops in 2015

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A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the number of Americans without health insurance dropped from 33 million to 29 million between 2014 and 2015, a decrease that analysts have... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Pens Article on U.S. Health Care in JAMA

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President Obama wrote an article titled, “United States Health Care Reform: Progress to Date and Next Steps,” published in the July edition of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Click Here To Read More

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