ADEA State Update

Several States Support Block Granting Medicaid

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Funding | Permanent link

As a result of Congress and the new administration’s focus on potentially converting Medicaid to a block grant or per-capita cap, state legislatures around the country are drafting legislation in anticipation of major changes to the program.[1] Many states have an expectation that Congress may ultimately turn Medicaid into a block... Click Here To Read More

Florida Legislator Files Bill to Study Dental Services Under Medicaid

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Dental Health, Oral Health | Permanent link

On March 3, Sen. Bobby Powell (D-FL) filed SB 1596. The bill appropriates $250,000 for fiscal year 2017-18 for the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) to contract with... Click Here To Read More

States File Bills to Prohibit Sanctuary Campuses From Receiving State Funding

State Policy, Education, Funding, Graduate Students, Higher Education | Permanent link

The role of state and local law enforcement in federal immigration policy has been at the forefront of public policy debate. President Donald Trump issued an ... Click Here To Read More

Iowa Bill Requires Colleges to Ask About Political Affiliation Before Hiring Faculty

State Policy, Graduate Students, Higher Education | Permanent link

On Feb. 20, SF 288 was introduced and referred to the Education Committee for further consideration. The bill directs the state board of regents to require partisan balance of the faculty... Click Here To Read More

NCSL Unveils Dental and Medical Scope of Practice Tool

Alternative Workforce Models, Community Dental Health Coordinator, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Dental Therapist, New Provider Models | Permanent link

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) recently unveiled a new interactive scope of practice map to educate state policymakers about scope of practice issues related to dental hygienists, dental therapists, nurse practitioners and physician... Click Here To Read More

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Medical and Dental Professionals

State Policy, Dental Health, Federal Court, Public Health | Permanent link

On Feb. 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled in Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger et al., v. the Governor of the State of Florida et al. The Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that a 2011 Florida law prohibiting licensed health... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - March 2017

Insurance, ACA, Reports of Interest | Permanent link

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) released an issue brief detailing the pros and cons of selling health insurance across state lines. With discussions surrounding health reform occurring both at... Click Here To Read More

ADEA’s Virtual Hill Day

Funding, NIDCR, Research | Permanent link

On Wednesday, April 26, dental faculty, researchers, students and residents from across the country are encouraged to make their voices heard during ADEA’s Virtual Hill Day. On that day we will be speaking as one voice to urge Members of Congress to support fiscal year 2018 funding for dental and allied dental training programs and dental... Click Here To Read More

Federal Court Upholds Georgia Board of Dentistry Policy on Teeth Whitening

Federal Court, Tooth Whitening | Permanent link

On Feb. 1, Judge Leigh Martin May of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Court) upheld a policy of the Georgia Board of Dentistry (Board) which prohibits non-dentists from... Click Here To Read More

Governors Address Health and Higher Education Issues in State of the State Addresses

State Policy, Insurance, Education, Funding, Dental Health, Financial Aid, Higher Education, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

On Jan. 3, governors began giving their State of the State Addresses. Generally, these addresses lay out the governors’ priorities for the year. Some provide details on strategy for achieving a specific goal, while... Click Here To Read More

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