ADEA Washington Update

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

Funding, Legislation, House, HHS, Dental Health, Oral Health | Permanent link

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

HHS, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

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

What Happened to the DACA Deadline?

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On Feb. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) declined to take up a Trump Administration request that it review a federal district judge’s ruling that the Administration must maintain large portions of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The lower court order by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, J.D., M.P.P., had... Click Here To Read More

Canadian National Pharmacare Program Designed to Fill in the Gaps

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Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has shared more about why he supports Ottawa's new Pharmacare program, which was announced during the 2018 budget release. Minister Morneau said the government’s goal is to ensure all Canadians have access to pharmaceuticals,... Click Here To Read More

Advocacy at the 2018 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

Advocacy, ACA, Federal Court, GME | Permanent link

This month in Orlando, the ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations (ADEA AGR) team will host a series of educational events at the 2018 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. The events will focus on Medicare Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding, health care reform and cases in federal courts that may affect academic dentistry. Also, our... Click Here To Read More

Another Short-Term Spending Bill Likely This Week

Funding, Legislation | Permanent link

As of the date of publication, the Washington rumor mill is still churning. Many believe another short-term funding extension will take the government through March 23, with a long-term extension of the authorization for Community Health Centers embedded in the legislation. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and overall spending... Click Here To Read More

Senate Aims to Have Their Higher Education Bill Ready by Spring

Legislation, Senate, Education, Department of Education, Graduate Students, Higher Education | Permanent link

Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said at a hearing that he hopes to have a Senate version of the Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization ready by early spring. While many in Washington were focused on health care and tax... Click Here To Read More

President Trump Puts Forth His Plan for Immigration

Department of Justice, Graduate Students | Permanent link

President Donald Trump made cracking down on illegal immigration a centerpiece of his campaign. So, it was not a big surprise when last September he announced he would let the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program wind down in six months and place the matter in the hands of a divided Congress. The administration gave... Click Here To Read More

FDA Revises Opioid Analgesic REMS Education Blueprint for Health Care Providers

HHS, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse, Public Health | Permanent link

On Jan. 30, ADEA staff participated in an FDA Opioid Policy Steering Committee meeting. Since May 2017, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., has made the opioid epidemic a priority for his agency. The Commissioner stated that FDA would be exploring new ways... Click Here To Read More

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