ADEA State Update

Single-payer Model Being Considered by States as Alternative to Current Health Care System

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

The State Legislatures in California and New York are debating legislation designed to create single-payer systems in their respective states. Under a single-payer system, all residents of that state would be covered for all medically necessary services, including... Click Here To Read More

Washington Governor Signs Corporate Dentistry Bill Into Law

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On May 16, Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) signed SSB 5322 into law. The law provides that only dentists licensed in the state of Washington may own dental practices in the... Click Here To Read More

Illinois Legislature Seeks to Provide Dental Services to Veterans

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SB 622 provides that on or after July 1, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services must provide dental services, including prevention and treatment of periodontal disease and dental caries disease. Dental services are defined in the bill as “diagnostic,... Click Here To Read More

Arizona Legislature Restores Adult Dental Benefits Under Medicaid and Invests in University Research

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On May 12, Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) approved the budget for FY18 and restored emergency dental benefits to adults in the state’s Medicaid program. The adult dental benefit was eliminated from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) during the Great... Click Here To Read More

Iowa Dental Benefits Under Medicaid Set to Change on July 1

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Beginning July 1, most adult Medicaid members, age 19 and older, in Iowa will be enrolled in the new Dental Wellness Plan

Under the current Medicaid program, those insured in the Dental Wellness Program have access to core services, including exams and cleaning... Click Here To Read More

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Making Changes to Medical Education Residency Programs

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On May 17, Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK) signed into law SB 816. The new law directs medical education residency programs to give priority to in-state students with good academic standing when assigning clinical rotations at a health care facility that accepts... Click Here To Read More

California Bill Encourages Private Employers to Protect Immigrants as Sanctuary City Debate Continues

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AB 450 prohibits public and private employers from letting immigration agents come into their worksites or view their employee files. On May 31, AB 450... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - June 2017

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The National Academy for State Health Policy released a chart summarizing major provisions included in the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) and provisions included in the most recent version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House... Click Here To Read More

Legislatures Address Dental Student and Faculty Loan Forgiveness Programs

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As of this writing, several state legislatures are continuing to work to address the issue of educational debt for dental students and faculty. ADEA has compiled a list detailing state legislation that has been introduced to provide relief from the burden of... Click Here To Read More

States Introduce Legislation to Regulate Tobacco

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Thus far in 2017, at least 24 states have introduced bills to raise the age to legally purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 years. Although currently only Hawaii and California have enacted this change in age law, the volume of proposed legislation serves as a clear indicator... Click Here To Read More

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