ADEA State Update

Florida Governor Vetoes Dental Care Bill and Approves Medicaid Dental Services Study Bill

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, Funding, Dental Health, Public Health | Permanent link

Dental Care Bill

On April 14, Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) vetoed HB 139. (To view the... Click Here To Read More

Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Immigrants Access to Dental and Dental Hygiene Licenses

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On April 15, Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-NE) vetoed LB 947. (To view the governor’s veto message click ... Click Here To Read More

States Debate Cuts to Medicaid Dental Provider Reimbursements

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Funding, Dental Health, Public Health, Reimbursement | Permanent link

Connecticut

On April 12, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D-CT) included a 10% cut in the reimbursement for children’s dental services provided under the state’s medical assistance program, the HUSKY... Click Here To Read More

Maine Senate Sustains Governor’s Veto of Dental Therapy Bill

State Policy, Education, Dental Therapist, Higher Education | Permanent link

LD 1514, sponsored by Rep. Heather Sirocki, a dental hygienist, was vetoed by the... Click Here To Read More

North Dakota Interim Committee Continues to Study Dental Services

State Policy, Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Dental Therapist, Public Health | Permanent link

On April 13, the North Dakota Interim Health Services Committee held a meeting to discuss SCR 4004, a resolution directing the continued study of dental services in the... Click Here To Read More

Maine Governor Signs Opioid Abuse Legislation

State Policy, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse, Public Health | Permanent link

On April 19, Gov. Paul LePage (R-ME) signed into law ... Click Here To Read More

A Look Ahead to the 2016 State Legislative and Gubernatorial Races

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State Legislative Races

As state legislatures across the country begin wrapping up their 2016 legislative sessions and adjourning sine die, many state legislators are preparing for legislative races this November.[1]

According to the... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - May 2016

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On April 27, the thirteenth annual State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) report was released. The report provides a comprehensive review of state and local funding, tuition revenue, enrollment trends, and degrees for public higher education—which enrolls and... Click Here To Read More

States Introduce Bills Related to GME

State Policy, Education, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Financial Aid, GME, Graduate Students | Permanent link

California

AB2216, sponsored by Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-CA), has been referred to the Committee on Health for further consideration. 

The current bill synopsis states that existing... Click Here To Read More

CHIP Funding Slated to End in 2017

Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Funding, Federal Policy, CHIP | Permanent link

In 1997, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was created.[1]

The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) reauthorized CHIP in April 2009, and the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) contained provisions to strengthen the program. The ACA extended CHIP funding until Sept. 30, 2015, and... Click Here To Read More