State Update

ADEA Unveils a New State Legislative Tracking Tool

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ADEA recently unveiled an interactive map that provides current information on state legislation of interest to academic dentistry for all 50 states and the District of Columbia (Puerto Rico will be added to the map later this year). The map will allow users to:

Update on State Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act

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Twenty states and the District of Columbia plan to expand their Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to information provided by the Commonwealth Fund. Under the ACA, as of January 1, 2014, Medicaid eligibility will be expanded to reach all children and adults under age 65 with incomes at or below 133% of the federal... Click Here To Read More

Circuit Court Upholds Authority of Kentucky Governor to Create a Health Insurance Marketplace and Expand Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act

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The Commonwealth of Kentucky, Franklin Circuit Court issued two opinions on September 3 in David Adams, et al. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, et al. The first upheld the authority of Gov. Steve Beshear (D-KY) to create a health insurance exchange/marketplace under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the second upheld the governor’s... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association Announces New Executive Committee Leadership

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The National Governors Association (NGA) has announced the new leadership of its Executive Committee for the 2013–2014 year.

The new NGA Chair Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK) and NGA Vice Chair Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) will lead the nine-member Executive Committee. The Executive Committee determines the association’s priorities and... Click Here To Read More

States Focus on E-Cigarettes

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State legislatures around the country are continuing their focus on regulating and taxing tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco. However, over the last few years, there has been increased attention given to e-cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-operated products designed to... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Updates - September 2013

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Washington

The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (commission) has issued an Click Here To Read More

Dental Program Spotlight: U.S. Army

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Program Highlight: The United States Army has launched a new program to expand dental services for active duty soldiers. Although dental services are currently available to soldiers, the new Go First Class program will allow soldiers to... Click Here To Read More

September 2013 Reports of Interest

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The Center for American Progress issued a report finding that some student loans should be dischargeable in bankruptcy. According to the report, the discharge of student-loan debt... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Twitter Account September 2013

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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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ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship September 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 a... Click Here To Read More