ADEA Washington Update

District Court Blocks President Trump’s Attempt to Withhold Money From Sanctuary Cities

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On April 25, Judge William Orrick III of the Northern District of California blocked an attempt by President Trump to withhold money from “sanctuary cities.” Judge Orrick says ... Click Here To Read More

Congress Reaches Agreement on Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations

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Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a final spending package that will provide discretionary funding for the federal government for the current fiscal year, which ends... Click Here To Read More

Physician Groups Oppose Latest Version of ACA Repeal

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Republican members of Congress have spent the last month working to resolve their differences on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which they hope will replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The latest is an amendment proposed by Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ).... Click Here To Read More

Advocates for Dental Education and Dental and Craniofacial Research Join ADEA Virtual Hill Day

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On April 26, ADEA held its Virtual Hill Day. Hundreds of dental faculty, researchers, students and residents from around the country joined forces to advocate for oral health programs, dental and craniofacial... Click Here To Read More

Congress Holds Hearing on Improving Federal Student Aid

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On March 21, the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development held a hearing on how to streamline and simplify the federal student aid system. Chairman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) focused on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the most... Click Here To Read More

S. 888—Understanding the True Cost of College Act

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This bill was reintroduced on April 7 by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) in a bid to give students notice of how much their college education will cost.

In a press... Click Here To Read More

H.R. 1606—Dentist and Optometric Care (DOC) Access Act

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This bill, sponsored by Earl Carter (R-GA), seeks to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve coverage under vision and dental plans. According to a press release from Rep.... Click Here To Read More

H.R. 2015—The Equitable Student Aid Access Act

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This bill, which already has 63 cosponsors, aims to “simplify the not-so-simple FAFSA” or Free Application for Student Aid, according to a ... Click Here To Read More

How Federal Agency Reform Might Affect Dental Schools

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Dental schools are regulated and supported by an alphabet soup of federal entities—from the Department of Education (ED) to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)—and President Trump’s expressed intent to streamline government would affect them all.

The White House released its FY17–18 budget blueprint on March 16. While the... Click Here To Read More

CMS Finalizes Rule to Stabilize Individual Markets

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final rule on the stabilization of the individual health insurance market. The rule, released on April 13, is designed to “help lower premiums and stabilize individual and small... Click Here To Read More

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