ADEA Washington Update

114 Million Votes Cast: Dentists, Health Care and Diversity Win

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It is often hard to get everyone to agree in a country of over 325 million people, however we all saw that voter turnout was at an all-time high for a mid-term election, especially among women and young adults. The House of Representatives will be led by the Democrats, the Senate will remain under Republican control, and many races are... Click Here To Read More

U.S. Department of Education and Changes to Title IX

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Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape and sexual assault. A school that receives federal funds may be held legally responsible if it knows about and ignores sexual harassment or assault in... Click Here To Read More

ACA 2019 Open Enrollment Is Happening Now, and Dental Coverage Is Still an Essential Benefit

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The Federal Health Insurance Exchange (the Marketplace) Open Enrollment period runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 for coverage starting Jan. 1, 2019. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is using consumer feedback to drive ongoing improvements across the Exchange platform. Consumers can visit ... Click Here To Read More

Regulation by Litigation? Evidence Issues Arise as Plaintiffs Seek to Hold Opioid Industry Accountable

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As over 700 opioid lawsuits were filed by numerous government entities, hospitals, Native American tribes and individuals, one district court was chosen to marshal together all the cases. Hon. Dan A. Polster, U.S. District Judge for the... Click Here To Read More

A Dental Student’s Perspective on Advocacy

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By Ambika Srivastava, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry

When I began my first year at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, I had no idea about ADEA’s advocacy efforts. Through the years, as I ventured into different areas of ADEA from the Student Diversity... Click Here To Read More

Nominee to Head HHS Expected to Take Over Soon

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Alex Azar, J.D., has been nominated to replace Tom Price, M.D., as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Mr. Azar testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee that he would tackle the rising cost of prescription medications even though he had been a top executive at a major pharmaceutical company.... Click Here To Read More

Kellyanne Conway Becomes White House Lead on Opioid Crisis

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In October, President Trump declared the opioid crisis to be a national public health crisis. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Nov. 29 that Presidential Advisor Kellyanne Conway would oversee... Click Here To Read More

Regulatory Focus: Two New Rules Affecting Oral Health

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ADEA joined the Children’s Dental Health Project and other members of the Oral Health Community in responding to the 2019 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters rulemaking notice, which governs the state and federal health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act... Click Here To Read More

Tax Reform Moves Forward

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The Senate passed a sweeping overhaul of the tax code in the early morning hours of Dec.  2., moving one step closer to sending the bill to President Trump’s desk for his signature. The Senate bill passed 51-49 along party lines with just one Republican, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), voting against it.  Before... Click Here To Read More

House Lays Down the Marker for HEA Reauthorization

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Earlier this year, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, promised to release legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). Her bill is called the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education Reform ... Click Here To Read More

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