ADEA Washington Update

Department of Education Approves Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) Plan

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The Department of Education (ED) has agreed on an income-based repayment program that is open to all borrowers, no matter when they took out their loans. The new proposal is called Revised Pay As Your Earn, or REPAYE.

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ADEA Signs-on to Three Letters on Issues Related to the Higher Education Act Reauthorization

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The American Council on Education (ACE) has sent separate letters in response to three white papers by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on issues related to the reauthorization of the Higher... Click Here To Read More

HHS Designates ACA Funding for Community Health Centers

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On May 5, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced that HHS will give $101 million in Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding to health center sites across the United States. The funding will be used in help create more than 160... Click Here To Read More

NIH Expands Medical Research Scholars Program to 55 Students

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that the fourth class of its prestigious Medical Research Scholars Program (MSRP) is its biggest yet, with 54 medical students and one dental student representing 37 U.S.-accredited universities.

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Canadian Dental Hygienists Respond to Report on Rural Access to Health Care

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Canada’s Office of the Auditor General has released a series of “Spring Reports,” including a report that examines access to health services for remote communities of mostly indigenous Canadians.

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ADEA Advocacy Website: Helping You Stay Abreast of State and Federal Legislation and Policy

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The ADEA Advocacy website is a new tool to facilitate your ability to access information on issues of importance to academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research, and facilitate communication with elected officials on issues of importance to you and your institution.

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Medicare “Doc Fix” and CHIP Extension Signed into Law

Funding, Legislation, House, Senate | Permanent link

On April 16, 2015, President Obama signed a $210 billion Medicare reform package, the Medicare Access and CHIP Authorization Act of 2015, into law. The Senate passed the legislation, which eliminates the need for annual Medicare “doc fixes,” by an overwhelming... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Budget Update

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A House-passed budget blueprint plans to cut spending by $5.5 trillion over the next 10 years, focusing on priorities of the Republican-led chamber, including balancing the budget and paying down the country’s debt.

The March 25 ... Click Here To Read More

Supreme Court Rules Providers Cannot Sue States for Higher Medicaid Reimbursement Rates

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The Supreme Court ruled that private health care providers could not sue the state in federal court to force a state to raise its Medicaid reimbursement rates. In its 5-4 ruling in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, the Court said that medical providers had... Click Here To Read More

House and Senate Members Voice Support for Title VII and NIDCR Funding

Funding, Research, House, Senate | Permanent link

Members of the House and Senate sent separate “Dear Colleague” letters to their respective appropriations subcommittees requesting $280 million in funding for health professions education and training in the upcoming 2016 fiscal year. The money would be appropriated as part of Title VII of the Public Health Service Act, which provides... Click Here To Read More