ADEA Washington Update

Senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin Chair the New Senate NIH Caucus

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The Senate has created a new “NIH Caucus” focused on supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) will co-chair the newly formed caucus.

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Congress Agrees to First 10-Year Budget Framework Since 2001

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The Senate passed a 10-year balanced budget on May 5 that continues to maintain the budget caps mandated by the sequester (the across-the-board budget cuts that took place in 2013) and provides other steep cuts in domestic spending. At the same time, the non-binding budget framework does not raise taxes and increases defense spending by... Click Here To Read More

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

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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.

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