ADEA State Update

States Introduce Bills Related to GME

State Policy, Education, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Financial Aid, GME, Graduate Students | Permanent link


AB2216, sponsored by Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-CA), has been referred to the Committee on Health for further consideration. 

The current bill synopsis states that existing... Click Here To Read More

CHIP Funding Slated to End in 2017

Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Funding, Federal Policy, CHIP | Permanent link

In 1997, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was created.[1]

The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) reauthorized CHIP in April 2009, and the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) contained provisions to strengthen the program. The ACA extended CHIP funding until Sept. 30, 2015, and... Click Here To Read More

FTC Submits Comments on Kentucky Bill to Regulate Denturists

State Policy, Federal Policy, Federal Trade Commission | Permanent link

On Jan. 5, H.B. 77 was introduced for consideration. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Burch (D-KY), the bill seeks to regulate the practice of denturity by establishing the Kentucky Denturity Board to license and regulate denturists. The Board would also be... Click Here To Read More

Medicaid Expansion Update

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Medicaid Expansion | Permanent link


After the state legislature refused to vote on Medicaid expansion last year, Gov. Bill Walker (I-AK) expanded Medicaid to thousands of Alaskans, effective Sept. 1. Subsequently, the Legislative Council, a committee controlled by legislative leaders, failed to obtain an injunction to stop the expansion... Click Here To Read More

California Votes to Raise the Smoking Age to 21

State Policy, Tobacco | Permanent link

SBX2 7 proposes changes to the current Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (STAKE) Act. The STAKE Act establishes various requirements for distributors and retailers relating to tobacco sales to minors. Current law prohibits... Click Here To Read More

State Regulatory Update - April 2016

State Policy Updates, Dental Health | Permanent link
  • Arizona

The final draft for amended rules to the Arizona State Loan Repayment Program are anticipated to be implemented on April 1. The rules specifically impact the Primary

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Reports of Interest - April 2016

ACA, Reports of Interest, Medicaid Expansion | Permanent link
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released an issue brief evaluating the impact of Medicaid expansion on 11 states (Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington... Click Here To Read More

Children’s Health Insurance Program Funding Extended Through 2017

Medicare and Medicaid, Federal Policy, CHIP | Permanent link

Congress extended the funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for two years, through 2017. CHIP is a federal-state partnership program launched in 1997 to ensure health insurance coverage for low-income children whose parents do not qualify for... Click Here To Read More

Montana and Pennsylvania Move Forward with Medicaid Expansion Programs

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid | Permanent link

Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT) signed a Medicaid expansion bill into law after the Montana legislature reached a compromise on the issue. The Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Act was signed on April 29, 2015, after being ushered through the... Click Here To Read More

Many State Legislatures Enter Special Session, Others Adjourn for the Year

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Most state legislatures operate on a part-time schedule and many have adjourned for the year. However, some states remain deadlocked in fights over Medicaid expansion or the state budget, resulting in special sessions beyond the normal schedule.

Alaska’s legislature adjourned April 27, 2015 (after already extending past... Click Here To Read More

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