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ADEA AGR Launches New Advocacy Newsletter—the ADEA Advocate

Published every Tuesday, the ADEA Advocate replaces the monthly ADEA State Update and the ADEA Washington Update newsletters. Each issue provides a brief synopsis of the major issues from the halls of Congress, various federal agencies and statehouses.



Volume 1, No. 41, December 3, 2019
In This Issue |  Obamacare Initial Enrollment Numbers Decline; Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Expanding Eligibility for Health Professional Loan Repayment Program; U.S. House Committee Restricts Access to Tobacco Products Due to Vaping Crisis; Washington, DC Proposes Changes to Continuing Education Requirements for Teachers’ Licenses in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene; Funding Bills Ready to Move Forward


Volume 1, No. 36, October 29, 2019
In This Issue |  House Extends Medicare Coverage to Include Dental Coverage; HHS Issues Guidance on Reducing Long-term Opioid Use Without Harming Patients in Chronic Pain; Court Cases Lead to Suspension of Arizona Medicaid Work Requirement; Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment Down by More than One Million Children


Volume 1, No. 35, October 22, 2019
In This Issue |  Gov. Newsom Vetoes Medi-Cal Reimbursement for Silver Diamine Fluoride; New York Bill to Make Dental Faculty License Permanent Heads to Governor’s Desk; House Democrats Introduce the College Affordability Act; Dems Advance Bill to Allow Federal Government to Negotiate Prices of Top Prescription Drugs


Volume 1, No. 34, October 16, 2019
In This Issue |  U.S. Appeals Court Hears Challenge to H-1B Spouses’ Work Permits; District of Columbia Council Considers Additional Soda Tax; Sen. Alexander Releases the Senate’s Update to the Higher Education Act; Colorado Continues to Explore Public Health Insurance Option


Volume 1, No. 33, October 8, 2019
In This Issue |  Court Upholds Holistic Admissions in Harvard’s “Race-conscious Admissions” Case; States Grapple With Implementing Medicaid Work Requirements; U.S. Congress Examines the Failed Implementation of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; Expansion of Loan Repayment Program Passes Committee Vote in Wisconsin


Volume 1, No. 32, October 1, 2019
In This Issue |  Medicaid Expansion May Be Back on the Table in North Carolina; Tennessee Unveils Medicaid Block Grant Proposal; FDA Announces Upcoming Ban on Flavored e-Cigarettes; Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Report on Improving Dental Coverage for Medicare Recipients; Senate Committee Releases Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill; Congress Clears Way to Keep Government Open Past Sept. 30


Volume 1, No. 25, July 30, 2019
In This Issue |  New Hampshire to Develop Value-Based Care Model for Adult Dental Benefits Covered by Medicaid; New York and Ohio Become the Latest States to Pass Tobacco 21 Laws; Fight Over Soda Tax May Be Coming Back to California; Federal Budget Negotiations Successful, Bill Passes House


Volume 1, No. 24, July 23, 2019
In This Issue |  Opioid Lawsuit in Oklahoma Could Have Implications Nationwide; Illinois Enacts New Training Requirements for Public Health Dental Hygienists; House Committee Advances Several Health Care-Related Bills; Federal Budget Negotiations for FY20-21 Continue


Volume 1, No. 23, July 16, 2019
In This Issue |  Medicaid Work Requirements Rolling Out Slowly in Indiana, Delayed in New Hampshire; Alaska to Eliminate Dental Benefits for Adult Medicaid Patients; Appropriations Bills Stall in U.S. Senate; Committee Holds Hearing on Trump Administration and the Affordable Care Act; California to Pay $10.5 Million in Dental School Debt


Volume 1, No. 22, July 9, 2019
In This Issue |  Pennsylvania to Launch State-Based Exchange; North Carolina Governor and Legislature Battle Over Medicaid Expansion; IRS Releases Endowment Tax Proposed Rule for Private Institutions; Department of Education Rescinds Gainful Employment Rule; Oregon Legislature Votes to Study Single-Payer and Medicaid Buy-In


Volume 1, No. 21, July 2, 2019
In This Issue |  Florida to Create Dental Student Loan Repayment Program; Oregon Changes Licensure Examination Law; “Tobacco 21”: A Trend in 2019 and Likely Beyond; U.S. Senate Committee Holds Markup on Bill to Reduce Health Care Costs; Executive Order on Health Care Transparency


Volume 1, No. 16, May 29, 2019
In This Issue |  Bipartisan Push to Raise Tobacco Age; Connecticut Proposes Public Option; Senate Appropriations Update; California Moves to Crackdown on Vaccine Exemptions; ADEA AGR Issues an Action Alert; Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Volume 1, No. 15, May 21, 2019
In This Issue |  Making the Case for Integrating Oral Health in Medicare; Higher Education Act Reauthorization Update; House Committee on Education and Labor Markup; CMS Issues Bulletin on Calculation of Medicaid Medical Loss Ratio; Washington State to Implement Country’s First Public Option; Minnesota Lawmakers Debate Provider Tax; Maryland to Ask Tax Filers if They Have Health Insurance

Volume 1, No. 14, May 14, 2019
In This Issue |  Washington State Legislation Requiring Dental Labs to Register With the State; Tennessee Sends Medicaid Block Grant Legislation to Governor; Maine Votes to Increase Maximum Amount Under Dental Loan Repayment Program; Some Good News for Student Borrowers; Trump Administration Proposes Changes to Poverty Level Calculation; Correction

Volume 1, No. 13, May 7, 2019
In This Issue |  Is Medicaid Expansion Dead in Kansas?; HHS Issues Final Conscience Rule; Trump Administration Formally Requests Revoke of Entire Affordable Care Act; Appropriations Season Begins; Mandated Overdose Reversal Co-Prescribing—A new Trend in the States; Vermont May Allow Public Health Dental Hygienists to Practice in Out-of-Office Settings; Oregon May Soon Allow Dentists to Give Vaccinations


Volume 1, No. 12, April 30, 2019
In This Issue |  Will Missouri Become the Last State to Implement a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?; CDC Says Opioid Guidelines Have Been Misapplied; Texas Bill Proposes Study of Health Professional Shortages; Nebraska May Adjust Medicaid Expansion Before Implementation; Number of Children Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP Down in 2018

Volume 1, No. 11, April 23, 2019
In This Issue |  ADEA on Capitol Hill; Montana Senate Passes Medicaid Expansion Bill; Indiana to Require Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances; Higher Education Act Reauthorization; Post-Recess Agendas for Congress; Colorado Takes Steps Toward Creating Public Health Care Insurance Option

Volume 1, No. 10, April 16, 2019
In This Issue |  Arizona Governor Signs Landmark Licensure Reciprocity Law; Will Medicaid Work Requirements Be Upheld by the Appellate Courts?; Ontario Budget Includes Free Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors; A Uniform and a Periodontal Probe; Testimonials from the 2019 ADEA Hill Day on April 11

Volume 1, No. 9, April 9, 2019
In This Issue |  Bipartisanship in Lowering Health Care Costs; Are Medicaid Block Grants Coming to States?; Senators Focus on Addressing Campus Sexual Assault and Ensuring Student Safety; Colorado Expands CHIP Program; $270 Million Opioid Settlement; Maryland May Create Community Dental Clinics Grants; Census Citizenship Question Goes to the U.S. Supreme Court; Research Opportunity: Studying the Health of Women From

Volume 1, No. 8, April 2, 2019
In This Issue |  Speak to Your Legislator About Critical Topics at ADEA Capitol Hill Day; Rep. Shalala (Fl-27) Hosts Briefing on Inequity in Higher Education; Medicaid Expansion Update; HRSA Comes to ADEA; Update on Dental Therapy; Will the Affordable Care Act Survive its Latest Challenge?; Federal Judge Strikes Down Medicaid Work Requirements; One More Reason to Support Dentists in Congress

Volume 1, No. 4, Feb. 26, 2019
In This Issue |  Do You Have $5.9 Trillion for Health Care?; Increased FDA Oversight of Dental Devices Isn’t Slowing Industry Growth; The Member of Congress Most Focused on Dental Care Isn’t a Dentist; Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Proposes Expanded Access to Dental Care; Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program Gets a Boost in Court; Patients First Act Would Allow Georgia to Seek Waivers Under the ACA; Iowa Supreme Court Rules State Must Hear Medicaid Denials

Volume 1, No. 3, Feb. 19, 2019
In This Issue |  Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have a Deal; Update on Opioid Legislation; Who’s Counting?; California Commission Releases Recommendations to Address Health Provider Shortage; Utah Legislators Move to Expand Dental Care to Medicaid Populations; New School-based Health Care Funding Increases Access to Oral Health Care

Volume 1, No. 2, Feb. 12, 2019
In This Issue |  Utah Legislators Seek to Roll Back Medicaid Expansion; Massachusetts Bill—Task Force to Address Medicaid Reimbursement to Dental School; Student Loan Repayment and Tax Credit Bills for Dental Professionals; Texas Takes Over Energy & Commerce; Dental Advocacy in the Senate; Senator Alexander Goes on the Record About the Higher Education Act

Volume 1, No. 1, Feb. 5, 2019
In This Issue |  The New ADEA Advocacy Newsletter; Open, Closed and Closed Again?; Legal Cases Over Opioid Misuse Keep Growing; 2019 ADEA Capitol Hill Day Is April 11; ADEA Weighs In on Title IX Proposals; Update on Dental Therapy; New State Tracking Map in 2019; New York State Passes DREAM Act