ADEA Washington Update

Opioid Bill is Ready but It’s Not the Law Yet

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Senate and House negotiators settled on a legislative agreement to address the opioid epidemic that should head to President Trump this month. The measure (H.R. 6) includes language... Click Here To Read More

Funding for Dental Education Arrives

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On Sept. 28, the President signed an Appropriations funding bill which includes the Department of Defense, the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bills for FY 2019, as well as a short-term Continuing Resolution to temporarily fund... Click Here To Read More

Association Health Plan Rule Alters Definition of Employer and Insurance Requirements

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On Oct. 12, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13813, “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States.” The Order specifically directed the Secretary to consider expanding the conditions that satisfy the commonality of interest requirements under existing ... Click Here To Read More

Short-term Health Insurance Regulation Changes Coverage

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final rule that allows for the sale of short-term health insurance plans that span longer than the previous three-month... Click Here To Read More

Proposed Increase for Student and Exchange Visitors Programs

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to increase program fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program.  Under the changes, F and M visa applicants would have to pay an increase of 75% for... Click Here To Read More

Yale and Harvard Affirmative Action Challenges

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Affirmative action policies in university admissions have been controversial since they were first implemented, with several challenges in court. On Sept. 26, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Education publicized their investigation of Yale... Click Here To Read More

Federal Protection for Students

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U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss sided with Meaghan Bauer, Stephano Del Rose and a coalition of 19 states and the District of Columbia in their lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The lawsuit challenged the U.S. Department... Click Here To Read More

Spotlight on Advocacy: Allied Dental Educators’ Perspective

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By Rebecca L. Stolberg, RDH, M.S.D.H., ADEA Senior Director of Allied Dental Education and Faculty Development

As an allied dental educator or program director, how often do you think about advocacy? We teach our students to be advocates for their patients. We tell our students that one of their professional roles is advocate.... Click Here To Read More

Federal Appropriations Update

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Congress is combining two or more of the 12 separate appropriations bills to expedite floor consideration and accommodate the President’s expressed aversion to omnibus funding legislation. The Senate combined the Department of Defense (DoD) appropriations bill and the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies... Click Here To Read More

New Map Shows Opioid Prescribing Rates by Congressional District

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A new report published in the American Journal of Public Health provides an interactive map of opioid prescribing rates by congressional district. The highest rate of prescribing was in the fourth congressional district of Alabama, with 166.69 prescriptions... Click Here To Read More

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