ADEA State Update

Governors Sign Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

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

Last month, governors from 46 states signed the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction (Compact).  ... Click Here To Read More

State Rules and Regulations: Opioid Update

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


On June 23, Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) issued Executive Order No. 2016-15, which created the Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission (Commission). The Commission will operate within... Click Here To Read More

Kentucky Governors Proposes Cuts to Medicaid Dental Benefits

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Gov. Matt Bevin (R-KY) recently unveiled Kentucky HEALTH, a comprehensive plan to transform Medicaid in the state. “HEALTH” stands for “Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health.”

With over one-third of the Commonwealth on Medicaid and almost 20% of Kentuckians living in poverty, the... Click Here To Read More

Indian Health Service Issues Draft Policy to Expand Dental Health Aide Program

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On June 1, the Indian Health Service (IHS) released a draft policy... Click Here To Read More

Will North Dakota be the Next State to Introduce a New Member of the Dental Team?

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Therapist, Financial Aid, Public Health | Permanent link

On July 27, the Joint Committee on Health Services met to continue its discussion of dental services in North Dakota. The Joint Committee has been meeting since 2013–14 on the issue. The current ... Click Here To Read More

November 2016 Ballot Measures

Local Policy, State Policy, Insurance, Water Fluoridation | Permanent link

State Health Care System

Colorado’s Proposed Initiative #20 seeks to create a state health insurance provider. The provider's beneficiaries will include all individuals with primary... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - August 2016

Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Reports of Interest, Public Health | Permanent link

Governor of California Signs Teledentistry Bill into Law

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On September 27, Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed into law A.B. 1174. The new law adds teledentristy to a list of specialty health care services for which face-to-face contact is not required in order to claim... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Set to Hear North Carolina Teeth Whitening Case on October 14

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The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled on October 14 to take up a case brought by the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

As you recall, on March 3, the U.S. Supreme Court ... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association to Focus on Medicaid Transformation

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The National Governors Association (NGA) announced that Alabama, Nevada and Washington will participate in a year-long project to examine ways to spur changes in how states pay for Medicaid and other health care services.

Participating states will work with experts within... Click Here To Read More

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