ADEA State Update

Maine Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto of Licensure Bill for Independent Practice Dental Hygienists

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Over the span of two days (June 6–7), members of the Maine legislature voted to override Gov. Paul LePage’s (R-ME) June 2  ... Click Here To Read More

Bipartisan Group of Governors Sends Letter to Congress on Health Care and Medicaid Reform

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On June 16, Gov. Tom Wolf (D-PA) and six other governors sent a letter to U.S. Senate leaders urging Congress to take any version of... Click Here To Read More

Nevada Governor Vetoes Medicaid-For-All Bill

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On June 16, Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-NV) vetoed a bill that would have required the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, if authorized by federal law, to establish a health care plan within Medicaid for purchase... Click Here To Read More

University of Michigan Gun Ban Upheld by State Appeals Court

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On June 6, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed that the University of Michigan’s 2001 ordinance banning firearms on all properties owned, leased or controlled by the university was within the constitutional scope of the... Click Here To Read More

Philadelphia’s Sugary Beverage Tax Wins in Appeals Court

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On June 14, an en banc Commonwealth Court upheld Philadelphia’s tax on sweetened beverages after rejecting arguments that the levy was a legally impermissible duplication of the state’s sales tax.[1]

Background

The city’s ... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association Releases Ideas From 13 States to Improve Health Care

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On June 20, the National Governors Association released Shared Priorities from the Governors’ Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network, which summarizes a collection of bipartisan ideas from 13 states—California, Delaware,... Click Here To Read More

Dental Regulations of Interest - July 2017

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Utah

Utah’s Department of Health has proposed a rule to implement provisions of both S.B. 39, passed during the 2016 General Session, and S.B. 274, passed during the 2017 General Session. The provisions both direct the Department of Health... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - July 2017

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  • The Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) has released an issue brief detailing design issues in establishing Medicaid per capita caps. The brief... Click Here To Read More

President Trump’s Proposed Budget Slashes Medicaid

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On May 23, President Trump released a proposed budget for FY18 titled, “A New Foundation For American Greatness.” The proposal cuts Medicaid by $610 billion over 10 years.... Click Here To Read More

NGA Asks Congress to Extend CHIP Funding for Five Years

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On May 11, the National Governors Association (NGA) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership on the Senate Finance Committee and House Committee on Energy and Commerce asking that Congress act quickly to provide a... Click Here To Read More

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