State Update

Washington State Restores Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits

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The Washington State Legislature passed a 2013–15 Biennium Operating Budget following its 2013 regular legislative session and two special sessions. The final budget, more than $30 billion,... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Issues Advisory Opinion on Providing Free Pediatric Dental Care to the Uninsured and Billing Medicaid Patients

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On October 15, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an advisory opinion (No. 13–13) finding that a non-profit community health services organization would not face civil monetary... Click Here To Read More

The National Governors Association Announces Leadership for Health Care and Higher Education Standing Committees

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On October 23, the National Governors Association (NGA) announced the new leadership of NGA’s standing committees for the 2013–14 year.

Education and Workforce... Click Here To Read More

Higher Education Discusses E-Cigarettes

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As state legislatures around the country continue their focus on regulating tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, universities are also engaging in the discussion. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-operated products designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. E-cigarettes turn nicotine and other... Click Here To Read More

November 2013 State Policy Updates

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Connecticut

In February 2013, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D-CT) released a legislative proposal called Next Generation Connecticut aimed at restoring Connecticut’s power as a leader in... Click Here To Read More

November 2013 Reports of Interest

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The U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a report that describes: (1) trends in coverage for, and use of, dental services; (2) trends in payments by individuals and other payers for dental services; and (3) the extent... Click Here To Read More

November 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

ADEA AGR Twitter Account November 2013

Federal Policy | Permanent link

For additional information on issues affecting academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research in Congress, federal agencies and state legislatures, please follow ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations on Twitter at ADEAAGR; there is much to “tweet” about.... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship November 2013

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Dental school faculty members or administrators who want to interface with members of Congress on issues of importance to oral health are encouraged to apply for the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship. The fellow selected spends three months in Washington, D.C., working on issues and policies that could make... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship November 2013

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The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center (ADEA AGR) in Washington, D.C. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience for... Click Here To Read More