ADEA Washington Update

Congress Passes Omnibus Funding Bill; Academic Dentistry Fares Well

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The FY18 federal budget has been finalized and signed into law. Dental programs fared well in the budget, thanks to the hard work of everyone who attended ADEA’s Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, those who responded in a timely fashion to our Action Alerts, and the... Click Here To Read More

Trump Administration Releases Plan to Address Opioid Epidemic

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On March 19, President Trump released a plan to address the opioid epidemic using a wide range of policies. The plan largely reflects recommendations advanced last year by a presidential commission.... Click Here To Read More

Department of Education Revised Borrower Defense to Repayment Raises Concerns

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Students attending Corinthian College, Inc. schools received a full discharge of their student loans under the Obama Administration. However, Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has crafted a new formula that may only deliver partial... Click Here To Read More

Comments Requested on Eliminating the “Brunner” Standard for Discharging Federal Student Debt

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The Department of Education published a memo calling for comments that implied it was considering eliminating or modifying the congressional mandate to exempt... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Weighs in on Immigration

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ADEA joined the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and several other health groups, in a friend of the court brief known as an Amicus Curiae, opposing President Trump’s travel ban.

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Medicaid Changes and What They Mean for Dentistry

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Currently, 33 states have chosen to expand their Medicaid programs. Dental benefits for the Medicaid population... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Weighs in with Congress on HEA Reauthorization

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On Feb. 23, ADEA submitted comments on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) in response to a request for input by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). In addition to sending its own comments, ADEA ... Click Here To Read More

Action for Dental Health Act Heads to the Senate With ADEA Endorsement

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The Action for Dental Health Act, sponsored by Rep. Robin Kelly, Ph.D. (D-IL), passed the House of Representatives on Feb. 26 and is now heading to the Senate for consideration. This bill authorizes $18 million each year through 2022 to fund oral health promotion and disease awareness programs from the Centers for Disease Control and... Click Here To Read More

Oral Health Not Required Under HHS Proposed Rule

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On Feb. 23, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury released a proposal to extend the availability of short-term health insurance plans. The new rule would extend the maximum duration... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Participates in Opioids Event With Federal Stakeholders

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.; U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H.; and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Acting Director Anne Schuchat, M.D.; were among the many federal officials addressing stakeholders at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce ... Click Here To Read More

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