State Update

South Carolina Slated to Offer Adult Dental Benefits Under Medicaid in December

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid | Permanent link

Beginning December 1, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will implement an adult preventative dental benefit. These services are available to members age 21 and over who have full Healthy... Click Here To Read More

FTC Weighs in on Texas Dental Board Rules Concerning Dental Service Organizations

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In a letter dated October 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) responded to an invitation for public comments on two rules... Click Here To Read More

New Jersey Legislature Advances Bills Aimed at Improving College Completion Rates and Affordability

State Policy, Education | Permanent link

On October 23, the New Jersey Assembly Higher Education Committee approved several bills related to improving college completion rates and affordability. Four of the bills are highlighted below.

Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia Awarded $29 million for Health Insurance Marketplace Development

State Policy, Insurance | Permanent link

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that three states have received Level One Establishment Grants to fund various activities and initiatives for their health insurance marketplaces. Rhode Island, Massachusetts (both state-based marketplaces) and Virginia (a federally facilitated marketplace) received a... Click Here To Read More

National Health Service Corps Announces Expansion of Primary Care Workforce in Communities

Local Policy, HHS | Permanent link

On October 9, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced that because of the Affordable Care Act, $283 million has been invested in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) in FY14 to increase... Click Here To Read More

Gubernatorial Election Results

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On November 4, 2014, gubernatorial elections were held in 36 states; however as of November 6, election results were not final in Alaska and Vermont.[1] Below is a list of election results in states where 1) the political party of the outgoing governor differs from that of the governor-elect, 2) the... Click Here To Read More

Results of State Ballot Measures Impacting Dentistry and Higher Education

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Several states placed measures on the general election ballot that directly impact dentistry and/or higher education policy. Based on information from the National Conference of State Legislatures the following list has been compiled for your review.


California

67.2 percent of California voters rejected ... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Updates - November 2014

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Virginia

In 2012, S.J.R. 50 directed the Joint Commission on Health Care (JCHC) to conduct a two-year study of the fiscal impact of untreated dental disease in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The two-year study resulted in a policy option to include... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - November 2014

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  • The Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) released an issue brief finding that fluoride varnish programs, especially those in community-based settings, are more likely to be... Click Here To Read More

ADEA is Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops - November 2014

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ADEA’s Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio (AGR) is offering its ADEA Advocacy Workshop series to ADEA members. AGR’s staff of advocacy professionals (who have worked in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress) will travel to your institution to present information on how to become an effective advocate for academic dentistry... Click Here To Read More