ADEA Washington Update

Justice Scalia’s Passing Casts Uncertainty on Pending Supreme Court Cases

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On Feb. 13, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court, passed away. Now an unexpected vacancy must be filled, and a shadow of uncertainty has been cast upon the Court.

Many cases that were argued before the Court last year have yet to be... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Response to the Zika Virus

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On Feb. 8, President Obama requested more than $1.8 billion... Click Here To Read More

House Ways and Means Chairman Looks for an ACA Replacement

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Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said one of his panel’s top goals in 2016 is to pass a replacement health care bill, not simply to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Chairman Brady’s comments came after a daylong retreat... Click Here To Read More

House and Senate Divided Over Mandatory Dedicated NIH Funding

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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee is moving slowly on a companion “Cures” bill to H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, which the House passed last summer. The concept of mandatory dedicated funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—which... Click Here To Read More

Congress Considers 100% Funding of State Medicaid Expansion

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President Barack Obama’s proposed FY17 budget provides a new incentive for the 19 states that have not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, a... Click Here To Read More

FDA Announces Opioid Action Plan

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On Feb. 4, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leaders announced their intention to create a plan to reassess how the agency regulates opioid medications. The FDA urged such action in part because, it said, “overdose deaths, [especially] from prescription opioids and... Click Here To Read More

Canadian Dental Students Participate in Clinical Research Program

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Following the 2015, Canadian Dental Association (CDA) National Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canadian dental students gathered to take part in the annual CDA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program.

The competition displayed the work of top... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Vetoes ACA Repeal Legislation

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On Jan. 8, President Obama vetoed H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (Reconciliation Act). The legislation passed in the House in October and the Senate in December with strong Republican support. The bill sought to... Click Here To Read More

Court Refuses to Review Case Challenging the ACA

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The Supreme Court refused to take another case challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The justices rejected Sissel v. HHS (Sissel) which contended that Congress violated the Constitution when it approved the ACA in 2010 by originating a... Click Here To Read More

Senate HELP Committee Will Not Take Up House Version of 21st Century Cures

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The House has been informed that the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will not take up the 21st Century Cures Act passed by the House. Instead, HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said members will vote on separate bills addressing different issues, ranging from neurological diseases research to electronic... Click Here To Read More

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