State Update

Michigan Governor Signs Bill to Add Dental Students to Loan Repayment Program and Minority Grant Program

State Policy, Education | Permanent link

On June 11, Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) approved S.B. 649 and on June 17, he approved S.B. 648. S.B. 648 and S.B. 649 were tie-barred,... Click Here To Read More

Illinois Restores Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid | Permanent link

On June 16, Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) approved S.B. 741 (see pdf page 206). The new law restores Medicaid adult dental benefits, which were cut in 2012 by the state... Click Here To Read More

Connecticut Health Exchange Will Offer Adult Stand-Alone Dental Plans in 2015

State Policy, Insurance | Permanent link

Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace, Access Health CT, is slated to offer adult stand-alone dental plans in 2015. Currently adults wanting dental insurance through Access Health CT are routed to a website operated by Anthem Blue Cross... Click Here To Read More

Medicaid Expansion Update - July 2014

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA | Permanent link

State legislatures across the country are continuing to debate Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Below is a brief summary of policy updates in Indiana, Montana, Utah and Virginia.

Indiana

On May 15, Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) announced his plan to advance private, market-based Medicaid reforms in the state.... Click Here To Read More

More States Join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

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As you may recall, the January 2014 issue of the ADEA State Update featured an article on the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Updates - July 2014

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Illinois

On June 23, Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) approved H.B. 4593. The new law authorizes the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ( IDFPR) to issue volunteer licenses to healthcare... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - July 2014

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ADEA is Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops - July 2014

State Policy, Call for Submissions | Permanent link

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 and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA State Advocacy Toolkit - July 2014

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ADEA recently developed a State Advocacy Toolkit, enabling ADEA members to more effectively advocate for dental education and dental and craniofacial research. 

The importance of being an advocate for academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research... Click Here To Read More

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map - July 2014

State Policy, State Policy Updates | Permanent link

Introduced in 2013, the ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map provides access to the most up-to-date information on state legislation of interest to academic dentistry. Users can view the current status of bills, including upcoming hearing dates, as well as current bill... Click Here To Read More