ADEA Washington Update

Zika Funding Incorporated Into Continuing Resolution

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Congress found a long-awaited solution to appropriating monies to combat the Zika virus. Lawmakers incorporated the funding in a short-term continuing resolution (CR) passed to fund the federal government through Dec. 9. The CR provides $1.1 billion in supplemental... Click Here To Read More

NHSC’s Students to Service Program Open to Dental Students

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Dental students in their final year of school will now be eligible for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program. The program provides up... Click Here To Read More

NIH Initiative Offers Model for Including Women in Clinical Trials

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In a joint blog post last month, the National Institute of Infectious and Allergy Disease (NIAID) director Dr. Anthony Fauci and legendary entertainer... Click Here To Read More

ED Issues FERPA Guidance Regarding Medical Records

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The Department of Education (ED) released guidance, in the form of a “Dear Colleague Letter,” to the higher education community on how to reassure students... Click Here To Read More

Census Bureau Reports Americans Without Health Insurance Drops in 2015

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A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the number of Americans without health insurance dropped from 33 million to 29 million between 2014 and 2015, a decrease that analysts have... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Pens Article on U.S. Health Care in JAMA

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President Obama wrote an article titled, “United States Health Care Reform: Progress to Date and Next Steps,” published in the July edition of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Click Here To Read More

Obama Administration Authorizes Additional Zika Virus Funding

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Despite repeated requests from President Obama for $1.9 billion to combat the Zika virus, Congress adjourned for its August recess without approving emergency funding. As a result, $81 million in existing funding is being reallocated for this purpose, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced.... Click Here To Read More

Congress Considers Rolling Back Some Sunshine Act Reporting Requirements

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Congress is continuing its efforts to roll back some of the reporting requirements mandated by the 2010 Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act or Open Payments). Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), one of three physicians in the Senate, has introduced ... Click Here To Read More

Senators Urge Executive Action on CDC Opioid Guidelines

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Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Shelley Capito (R-WV) sent a ... Click Here To Read More

CBO Releases Latest Analysis of Sequestration’s Impact

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In its latest sequestration update, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says that appropriations for discretionary funding through the middle of 2016 have not exceeded the mandatory budget caps. That means that... Click Here To Read More

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