State Update

State Policy Updates March 2014

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Idaho

H.B. 395 passed the full House on February 11 by a vote of 62-6. The floor sponsor was Minority Leader, John Rusche, M.D. (D-ID). This legislation restores cuts to Medicaid made during the 2011... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest March 2014

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The National Governors Association (NGA), Health Care Sustainability Task Force released a report providing several recommendations which the federal government can adopt to reduce barriers to innovation and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map March 2014

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For additional information on state legislation affecting academic dentistry, please visit the ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking map. The map is updated daily and will allow members to... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Twitter Account March 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

Save the Date: ADEA/AADR Hill Day is April 8, 2014 (March)

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Please save the date, April 8, 2014, for the next American Dental Education Association/American Association for Dental Research, ADEA/AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. The event will take place in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. This one day event has been designed to provide the dental... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship March 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 policies that could make a... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship March 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

Indiana Files Bill to Study the High Cost of Dental Education

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Sen. Pete Miller (R-IN) has filed S.B. 270. The bill requires the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, in consultation with the Indiana State Board of Dentistry and the Indiana University School of Dentistry, to study and make... Click Here To Read More

Oklahoma Files Bill to Increase Loan Repayment Maximum for Dentists

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On January 15, Sen. Kim David (R-OK) filed S.B. 1664. The bill increases the total educational loan repayment assistance a dentist can receive from $25,000 each year to $50,000 each year, for a maximum five-year period. The bill... Click Here To Read More

New Jersey Governor Signs DREAM Act and Vetoes College Affordability Study Bill

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On December 20, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) signed into law S. 2479, the DREAM Act, sponsored by Assistant Majority Leader Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz (D-NJ), along with more than 30 other sponsors and co-sponsors. The new law allows undocumented... Click Here To Read More