ADEA Washington Update

CMS Targets Millennials for Open Enrollment Period

ACA, HHS, Medicare and Medicaid Services, CHIP | Permanent link

Although young adults have seen the sharpest drop in uninsured rates since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of millennials still have not obtained insurance.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a ... Click Here To Read More

CMS Builds Meaningful Use Public Health Reporting Repository

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is creating a central data repository to help eligible providers and hospitals find out which public health agencies and clinical data registries are able to receive electronic public health reporting.... Click Here To Read More

Ontario Legislature Bans Cities From Removing Fluoride From Drinking Water

Canada, Fluoride, Public Health | Permanent link

On Oct. 6, the Ontario legislature voted to ban cities from removing fluoride from municipal drinking water. The House voted to repeal the Fluoridation Act and replace it with various provisions in the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act, and amend the Ontario Municipal Act from the ability of cities to opt out or fail to opt into... Click Here To Read More

White House Proclaims National Opioid and Heroin Awareness Week

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In a presidential proclamation, the Obama administration reaffirmed its commitment to fighting opioid addiction and declared Sept.... Click Here To Read More

Congress Passes Short-term Continuing Resolution

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On Sept. 29, President Obama signed into law legislation to keep the federal government operating through Dec. 9, 2016.  The short-term continuing resolution (CR) means Congress will have to revisit funding the federal government for fiscal year 2017 (FY) after the presidential ... Click Here To Read More

Senator Introduces Bill to Include Dental Therapists in Certain Programs

Senate, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Dental Therapist, Public Health | Permanent link

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has introduced a bill that aims to strengthen the rural health care workforce, S.B. 3190, the Strengthening Our Rural Health Workforce Act of 2016. Sen. Franken added “dental therapist” to language... Click Here To Read More

Legislation Introduced to Delay Implementation of the Overtime Rule

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Sen. Lankford (R-OK) introduced a bill titled the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits Act, which proposes to delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s... Click Here To Read More

Zika Funding Incorporated Into Continuing Resolution

Funding, Research, Legislation, House, Senate, HHS, Biomedical Research, NIH, Public Health, Research | Permanent link

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

HHS, Financial Aid, Graduate Students, Higher Education, HRSA, Oral Health, Public Health | Permanent link

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

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