State Update

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Releases Dental Plan Rates for Federally-Facilitated Health Insurance Marketplaces

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On October 2, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released premium information for more than 17,000 plans across 36 states. These are the 36 states in which the federal government is operating... Click Here To Read More

California Finalizes Children’s Dental Plan Contracts for 2014

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On September 13, Covered California, California’s health benefit exchange, announced that insurers signed contracts to offer pediatric dental coverage in 2014 in the exchange’s individual and small-group employer markets.

The contracts offer stand-alone plans for children’s dental coverage in the first year of the new health benefit... Click Here To Read More

January 1 Deadline Approaches for 21 States to Shift Children from the Children’s Health Insurance Program to Medicaid

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Beginning January 1, 2014, Medicaid must cover children, ages six to eighteen, with incomes up to 133% of the federal poverty level (FPL) ($31,322 for a family of four in 2013). Today, states must cover children under the age of six in families with incomes of at least 133% of the FPL in Medicaid, while children ages six to eighteen with incomes... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Approves Arkansas’ Private Option for Medicaid Expansion

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On April 23, Gov. Mike Beebe (D-AR) signed into law the Arkansas private option bills (S.B. 1020 and Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association Releases Report on Effectiveness of Post-Secondary Institutions

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On September 19, the National Governors Association (NGA) released a report that governors can use as a tool to help them evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the colleges and universities in their state. The Click Here To Read More

State Ballot Measures Up for Vote in November

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According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), voters in six states will consider 31 ballot measures on November 5. Three of the six states have measures on their ballots that are of interest to the dental education community.

Maine

There are ... Click Here To Read More

October 2013 State Policy Updates

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Oregon


On June 26, Gov. John Kitzhaber (D-OR) approved S.B. 2. The law establishes the Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative to be administered by the Oregon Health and Science... Click Here To Read More

Dental Program Spotlight: Georgia

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The Oral Health Center at Grady Health System’s Infectious Disease Program in Atlanta, Georgia, provides free comprehensive dental care (with the exception of implants and some third molar extractions) for its residents diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The center is primarily funded by the Click Here To Read More

October 2013 Reports of Interest

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released three oral health reports. Researchers commissioned by the RWJF examined 25 programs that addressed barriers to preventive oral health services with solutions in non-traditional, community and mobile settings. The reports below culminate a two-year collaborative effort led by a... Click Here To Read More

October 2013 ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map

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For additional information on state legislation affecting academic dentistry, please visit the ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking map. The map is updated daily and will allow members to view:

  • The current status of bills,
  • Upcoming hearing dates, and
  • Current bill text and bill author/sponsor... Click Here To Read More