State Update

States Continue to Introduce Loan Repayment Program Legislation for Dentists

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States are constantly struggling with how to tackle the increasing cost of higher education. Additionally, state governments are continually looking for ways to meet the increased demand for dental care as states expand their Medicaid programs and implement the Affordable Care Act. Several states are expanding student loan... Click Here To Read More

New Mexico Introduces Bill to Increase the Number of Dental Students in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

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Sen. Michael Padilla (D-NM) has introduced S.B. 35. The bill appropriates $400,000 from the general fund to the Higher Education Department (HED) to increase the number of students who may participate in the Western Interstate Commission for... Click Here To Read More

Virginia Files Resolution to Study Older Virginians' Access to Dental Care

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Sen. Barbara A. Favola (D-VA) has filed S.J.R. 240. The resolution directs the Joint Commission on Health Care (JCHC) to study older Virginians’ access to dental care. In conducting the study, the JCHC must consider and make recommendations regarding... Click Here To Read More

Governor of Illinois Proposes Substantial Cuts to Medicaid, Including Dental Benefits

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On Feb. 18, Gov. Bruce Rauner (R-IL) announced that $1.47 billion in cuts to Medicaid services would be included in his proposed FY16 budget. The Medicaid cuts include reductions in dental and mental health services. Specifically, the proposed cuts... Click Here To Read More

CMS Extends Affordable Care Act Enrollment Period to Allow Taxpayers to Avoid Fine

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On Feb. 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared... Click Here To Read More

More States Join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

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Recently, Minnesota and Ohio were approved by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) to join the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA). In December, New Hampshire joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), becoming the first state in the... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Updates — March 2015

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Connecticut

Sen. Beth Bye (D-CT) has filed S.B. 256. The bill eliminates the mandate to place fluoride in public water supplies. The bill has been referred to the Joint Committee on Public Heath for... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest — March 2015

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  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a report finding that enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reached nearly 10.8 million additional individuals... Click Here To Read More

ADEA is Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops for 2015—March 2015

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ADEA’s Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio (ADEA AGR) is offering its ADEA Advocacy Workshop series to ADEA members. ADEA AGR’s staff of advocacy professionals (who have worked in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress) will travel to your institution to present information on how to become an effective advocate for academic... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Launches New Advocacy Website

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ADEA is pleased to announce the debut of its new advocacy website, adea.org/Advocacy. The website will allow ADEA members to provide input on issues of importance to academic dentistry and craniofacial research, on the state and federal levels. Canadian information is also available.

With... Click Here To Read More