State Update

ADEA is Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops - August 2014

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ADEA’s Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio (AGR) is offering its ADEA Advocacy Workshop series to ADEA members. 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 dentistry and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA State Advocacy Toolkit - August 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... Click Here To Read More

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map - August 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 - August 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 - August 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 - August 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 predoctoral,... Click Here To Read More

Michigan Governor Signs Bill to Add Dental Students to Loan Repayment Program and Minority Grant Program

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On June 11, Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) approved S.B. 649 and on June 17, he approved S.B. 648. S.B. 648 and S.B. 649 were tie-barred,... Click Here To Read More

Illinois Restores Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits

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On June 16, Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) approved S.B. 741 (see pdf page 206). The new law restores Medicaid adult dental benefits, which were cut in 2012 by the state... Click Here To Read More

Connecticut Health Exchange Will Offer Adult Stand-Alone Dental Plans in 2015

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Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace, Access Health CT, is slated to offer adult stand-alone dental plans in 2015. Currently adults wanting dental insurance through Access Health CT are routed to a website operated by Anthem Blue Cross... Click Here To Read More

Medicaid Expansion Update - July 2014

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA | Permanent link

State legislatures across the country are continuing to debate Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Below is a brief summary of policy updates in Indiana, Montana, Utah and Virginia.

Indiana

On May 15, Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) announced his plan to advance private, market-based Medicaid reforms in the state.... Click Here To Read More