State Update

ADEA State Advocacy Toolkit — February 2015

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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 be... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship—February 2015

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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

Michigan Expands Children’s Dental Program

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The Michigan state budget that was approved by Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) over the summer includes the addition of two counties to Michigan’s Healthy Kids Dental... Click Here To Read More

Idaho Launches State-based Health Insurance Marketplace

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On November 15, Idaho became the latest state to launch its own health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The marketplace, yourhealthidaho.org, will offer more choices than last year—a total of 198 health and dental plans, 52 more plans than last year.

This year, two new... Click Here To Read More

Montana Governor Releases Budget Proposal with Medicaid Expansion and Higher Education Funding

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On November 17, Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT) released his budget proposal for the 2017 biennium. Key components of the proposal include:

  • The Healthy Montana Plan—a plan that accepts federal funds to expand health
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FTC Submits Comment on the Proposed CODA Dental Therapy Standards

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On November 21, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) submitted comments in response to the... Click Here To Read More

Five Additional States Join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

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On November 16, the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) approved Kansas and Missouri to join the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA). On November 11, Arizona, Oregon and South Dakota were approved by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) to... Click Here To Read More

States Likely to Tackle Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Legislation in 2015

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With the drafting process complete, State legislatures and medical boards may begin considering the adoption of the interstate medical licensure compact model legislation. The model legislation creates a... Click Here To Read More

Update on the 2015 Legislative Session

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State legislatures in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will convene their 2015 regular legislative sessions between January and April 2015. State legislatures will address issues such as health care reform, Medicaid reform, Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), continued implementation of the... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Updates - December 2014

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New York

New York Assemblyman Karim Camara (D-NY) has introduced legislation requiring sugar-sweetened beverages to have a warning label. The size of the warning label would be dictated by the size of the beverage, and read as follows: 

“Safety Warning: Drinking beverages with added sugar

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