Washington Update

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship - September 2014

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The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations (ADEA AGR) portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center in Washington, D.C. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—September 2014

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For those interested in following the congressional proceedings, please access the U.S. House or Senate by way of the following links:

Funding Opportunities—September 2014

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Below are selected funding opportunities that might be of interest. You can search for additional federal government funding opportunities at grants.gov

HRSA-15-018
Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program
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Fiscal Year 2015 Senate Appropriations Update

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The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services met in June to markup the Fiscal Year 2015 HHS appropriations bill. The full Appropriations Committee was scheduled to take up the bill on June 12, but that markup... Click Here To Read More

Children’s Health Insurance Program Extension Act of 2014 Introduced

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On June 11, 2014, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced S. 2461, the “Children’s Health Insurance Program Extension Act of 2014.” Unless funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program is extended, the program will... Click Here To Read More

Senate Committee Seeks Advice on Better Use of Health Care Data

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The Senate Finance Committee, a key congressional body charged with implementing health care reform, is requesting input to improve health care data transparency from a wide variety of stakeholders. 

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Obama Extends Educational Loan Repayment Option to More Borrowers

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On June 9, President Barack Obama issued a presidential memorandum to permit nearly five million federal student loan borrowers with outstanding student loan balances to cap their monthly payments at 10% of... Click Here To Read More

“Sunshine” Data Available for Review

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Physicians and other health care providers, including dentists, may now review data submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Open Payments program, previously known as the Sunshine Act.

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Congressional Budget Office: Measuring ACA’s Fiscal Impact No Longer Possible

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation have asserted they can no longer measure the full fiscal effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an announcement that has provoked widespread anger and disbelief on Capitol Hill, especially among opponents of... Click Here To Read More

Lawmakers Seek to Block Proposed College Ratings System

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Congressional opposition to the Obama Administration’s plans to develop a college rating system continues to mount. On June 11, two House members, Michael Capuano (D-MA) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), introduced a resolution opposing the... Click Here To Read More

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