ADEA Washington Update

Pediatric Stand-Alone Dental Plans’ Cost to be Considered when Figuring Tax Credits

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In a major victory for dental health advocates, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says it will take into account the cost of stand-alone pediatric dental health plans when calculating tax credits for health insurance premiums purchased under the Affordable Care... Click Here To Read More

Next Gainful Employment Reporting Due Oct. 1

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The Department of Education’s Gainful Employment program has announced that its deadline for the 2015–16 award year is Oct.... Click Here To Read More

Surgeon General Launches Website to Provide Tools for Opioid Prescribers

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In August, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy launched turnthetiderx.org, a digital component of the Turn the Tide Rx campaign, which is engaging prescribers in the battle against opioid abuse. 

The website was... Click Here To Read More

Supreme Court Upholds University of Texas’ Use of Race in Holistic Admissions Review

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On June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, held that the race-conscious admissions program used by the University of Texas at... Click Here To Read More

White House Proposes Initiative to Study Microbiomes

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Research into microbiomes is set to get a boost under a White House plan that would direct $121 million to start unraveling microbiomes mysteries. A White House ... Click Here To Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Passes FY17 Funding Bill

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On June 9, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported out the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for FY17, ... Click Here To Read More

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

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