ADEA State Update

Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Immigrants Access to Dental and Dental Hygiene Licenses

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On April 15, Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-NE) vetoed LB 947. (To view the governor’s veto message click ... Click Here To Read More

States Debate Cuts to Medicaid Dental Provider Reimbursements

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Funding, Dental Health, Public Health, Reimbursement | Permanent link


On April 12, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D-CT) included a 10% cut in the reimbursement for children’s dental services provided under the state’s medical assistance program, the HUSKY... Click Here To Read More

Maine Senate Sustains Governor’s Veto of Dental Therapy Bill

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LD 1514, sponsored by Rep. Heather Sirocki, a dental hygienist, was vetoed by the... Click Here To Read More

North Dakota Interim Committee Continues to Study Dental Services

State Policy, Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Dental Therapist, Public Health | Permanent link

On April 13, the North Dakota Interim Health Services Committee held a meeting to discuss SCR 4004, a resolution directing the continued study of dental services in the... Click Here To Read More

Maine Governor Signs Opioid Abuse Legislation

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

On April 19, Gov. Paul LePage (R-ME) signed into law ... Click Here To Read More

A Look Ahead to the 2016 State Legislative and Gubernatorial Races

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State Legislative Races

As state legislatures across the country begin wrapping up their 2016 legislative sessions and adjourning sine die, many state legislators are preparing for legislative races this November.[1]

According to the... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - May 2016

Education, Reports of Interest | Permanent link

On April 27, the thirteenth annual State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) report was released. The report provides a comprehensive review of state and local funding, tuition revenue, enrollment trends, and degrees for public higher education—which enrolls and... Click Here To Read More

Four-year Dental Hygiene Bill Passes Texas Legislature, Goes to Governor

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On May 30, H.B. 3348 was sent to Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) for review. The bill requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to establish a pilot project to examine the feasibility and effectiveness... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Stops Maine from Cutting Young Adults off Medicaid

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA | Permanent link

On June 8, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari submitted by Maine health officials in Mayhew v. Burwell. The case posed the question of whether Congress violated the Constitution by requiring states to continue to... Click Here To Read More

Louisiana Legislature Approves Resolution to Finance Potential Medicaid Expansion

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid | Permanent link

On June 1, by a vote of 31–8, the Louisiana Senate approved HCR75, sponsored by the Speaker of the House, Rep. Charles E. Kleckley (R). Under the resolution, if the state expands Medicaid by April 2016, the Department of Health and Hospitals (... Click Here To Read More

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