State Update

ADEA State Advocacy Toolkit - November 2014

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ADEA has developed a State Advocacy Toolkit, enabling ADEA members to more effectively advocate for dental education and dental and craniofacial research. 

The importance of being an advocate for academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research cannot be... Click Here To Read More

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map - November 2014

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Introduced in 2013, the ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map provides access to the most up-to-date information on state legislation of interest to academic dentistry. Users can view the current status of bills, including upcoming hearing dates, as well as current bill... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Twitter Account - November 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.... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship - November 2014

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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... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship - November 2014

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The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center (ADEA AGR) in Washington, D.C. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience for... Click Here To Read More

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

Governor of Virginia Launches Healthy Virginia Plan

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA | Permanent link

On September 8, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) announced his 10-step plan to expand health care services to over 200,000 Virginians. Following the Virginia General Assembly’s failure, during legislative and special sessions, to pass legislation expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, Gov. McAuliffe is optimistic that this plan will... Click Here To Read More

Important Dates for the Health Insurance Marketplace

State Policy, ACA, Federal Policy | Permanent link

Generally, individuals and families may buy marketplace health insurance only during the annual open enrollment period. Following are key dates for the health insurance marketplace: 

  • November 15, 2014: 2015 open enrollment starts
  • December 31, 2014:
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