ADEA Washington Update

House Committee Passes Bills to Start Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

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The House Education and the Workforce Committee passed five higher education bills in an effort to begin the process of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA). The bills focused on several issues, such as financial aid, providing more consumer information and... Click Here To Read More

Obama Administration Asked for a Permanent Resolution to Allow Graduate Students to Receive Subsidized Health Insurance

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On June 22, a group of 17 democratic senators, led by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), sent a letter to the Obama Administration requesting reconsideration of ... Click Here To Read More

HHS Releases Final Rule Barring Discrimination Based on Gender Identity

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a final rule that prohibits health care providers or insurers from discriminating against people based on their gender identity.

The Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities... Click Here To Read More

HHS Signs MOU with Cuban Government to Facilitate Public Health Cooperation

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On June 13, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell and Cuba’s Minister of Public Health, Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the... Click Here To Read More

FDA Releases Proposed Rule on 3D Printing Used in Dental Restorations and Appliances

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a proposed rule on how it will regulate additive manufacturing. Better known as 3D printing, this process can be used to make some types of dental restorations and... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Signs Older Americans Act With Oral Health Screenings Provisions

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President Obama signed into law the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016, S. 192, which contains provisions for oral health... Click Here To Read More

House and Senate Introduce Legislation to Regulate Regenerative Medicine

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Members of both the House and Senate have introduced regenerative medicine bills, which aims to speed up the process of making innovative treatments available.

The Senate bill, ... Click Here To Read More

Zika Virus Funding Takes Center Stage in Washington

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On May 19, House Republicans approved $622 million to tackle the Zika virus. Immediately, the Obama Administration signaled a possible veto of the legislation. The proposal offers less than a third of the $1.9 billion in emergency funding that the Administration... Click Here To Read More

Speaker Ryan Advocates High-Risk Insurance Pools for Pre-Existing Conditions

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In an April speech at Georgetown University, Speaker Paul Ryan called for eliminating a signature provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): its protections for individuals with... Click Here To Read More

House Republicans Introduce Affordable Care Act Replacement

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The Republican Study Committee (RSC), a caucus of over 150 conservative members of the House of Representatives, announced its suggestions for replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). H.R. 2653,... Click Here To Read More

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