State Update

California Plans to Offer Expanded Dental Services for Children and New Coverage for Adults

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On August 20, Covered California (the state’s health insurance marketplace for the Affordable Care Act) announced that it is offering new family dental plans to consumers who enroll in health insurance coverage in 2015.

Vermont Moves Toward Single-Payer System but Debates Adult Dental Coverage

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As you may recall, on May 26, 2011, Gov. Peter Shumlin (D-VT) signed into law H. 202 (now called Act 48). Act 48 created the Green Mountain Care Board to guide transitions in Vermont’s health system.

Kentucky Launches New Portable Dental Units

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The state Department for Public Health has given five local health departments grants to operate portable dental units. The concept to create these grants for portable dental units was born out of the governor’s budget.

ADEA is Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops - September 2014

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ADEA’s Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio (AGR) is offering its ADEA Advocacy Workshop series to ADEA members.

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map - September 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.

North Dakota Legislature Holds Committee Meeting on Access to Dental Care

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On July 30, the North Dakota Health Services Interim Committee met to hear invited testimony and public comment regarding the committee’s study of how to improve access to dental services and ways to address dental service provider shortages.

ADEA AGR Staff Invited to Attend the National Governors Association Summer Meeting

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ADEA AGR staff received a special invitation by the National Governors Association (NGA) to attend its 2014 Summer Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from July 10-13. The NGA is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors.

National Governors Association Continues its Focus on Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse

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On July 28, the National Governors Association (NGA) announced the selection of four additional states—Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and Wisconsin—to participate in a policy academy regarding the reduction of prescription drug abuse.

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.

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 text and bill author/sponsor information.