ADEA Washington Update

Congressional Leadership Positions

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Almost immediately after the November elections, Congress came back for a lame-duck session. During the session, Republicans and Democrats held leadership elections to establish their teams for the 115th Congress which begins in January.

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Trump Administration Makes Repealing the ACA a Priority

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Republicans and Democrats alike agree that once the incoming Trump Administration takes office, most provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be repealed.

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Lame-duck Session Regulations Unlikely to Survive

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The House of Representatives has passed legislation allowing Congress to pass just one Congressional resolution to overturn any rules that might be put into effect during the last months of the Obama Administration. The Midnight Rule Relief Act was passed in the... Click Here To Read More

How a Trump Administration Might Influence Medical Research

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The federal government currently spends some $30 billion a year funding research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest biomedical research agency. NIH includes more than two dozen research institutes, including the National Institute of... Click Here To Read More

SAMHSA Offers Dentists Free CME Course on Safe Opioid Prescribing

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The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is offering a free one-hour CME course for general and specialty dentists on... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Announces $300 Million for Innovative Research

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President Obama announced more than $300 million in federal investments at a daylong White House Frontiers Conference, which focused... Click Here To Read More

White House Continues to Support Cadillac Insurance Tax

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The White House has made clear it still supports the so-called Cadillac tax on expensive, employer-sponsored health insurance plans. The 40% tax would be applied to any amount exceeding $10,200 for an individual annual premium and $27,500 for a family premium.... Click Here To Read More

Congress Faces Daunting Task of Finishing FY17 Appropriations After Elections

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While Congress managed to pass a continuing resolution just hours before its Sept. 30 deadline, both House and Senate Republican leaders say they do not want to repeat that process once the bill expires on Dec. 9.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has... Click Here To Read More

Sen. Schumer in the Spotlight as Sen. Reid Retires as Minority Leader

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The Senate’s top Democrat, Harry Reid (D-NV), will retire in January after 30 years in the Senate, leaving a mixed voting record on health care issues. Reid’s votes over the years supported the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulating the tobacco industry,... Click Here To Read More

Federal Regulators Issue Guidance on Subsidies for Graduate Students’ Health Insurance

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Federal regulators issued guidance on graduate student health insurance subsidies. The guidance was prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human... Click Here To Read More

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