State Update

California Adopts Rule to Embed Pediatric Dental Benefits in Health Plans in 2015

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In a meeting held January 23, the California Health Benefit Exchange Board voted unanimously to offer embedded pediatric dental benefits beginning in 2015.

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States Move Ahead with Medicaid Expansion

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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 Arkansas, New Hampshire, Utah and... Click Here To Read More

New Mexico Governor Approves Funding to Increase Number of Dental Students

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On March 11, Gov. Susana Martinez (R-NM) approved S.B. 313, the state budget (FY15 appropriations). The approved budget allocates sufficient funding to add six additional New Mexico dental slots to the Western Interstate Commission for... Click Here To Read More

Mississippi Looks to Issue Bonds for Higher Education

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Rep. Jeffrey C. Smith (R-MS), Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, sponsored H.B. 787. The bill as introduced would have authorized the issuance of bonds, up to $31 million, to be used for the construction of a... Click Here To Read More

Community Colleges to Offer Four-Year Degrees in Colorado

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On February 27, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) signed S.B. 4. The new law permits the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) to establish... Click Here To Read More

States Debate Offering Free Tuition

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A few states have been considering offering free tuition at community colleges, as the cost of higher education continues to rise across the country. Below are examples of what some states are doing to tackle the high cost of higher... Click Here To Read More

North Carolina Teeth Whitening Case Goes to the U.S. Supreme Court

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On March 3, the U.S. Supreme Court Click Here To Read More

State Policy Updates - April 2014

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Louisiana

S.B. 659 was introduced on April 1 by Sens. Sherri Smith Buffington (R-LA) and Robert Adley (R-LA). The bill requires the Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - April 2014

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  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a research brief finding that eight out of 10 (1.6 million) uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Twitter Account - April 2014

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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.

 
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