ADEA Washington Update

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

Federal Government Funding Deal Running Out of Time

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House Republicans released a stop-gap spending bill  that would keep the government open through Dec. 22. The stop-gap bill takes the form of a continuing resolution (CR) allowing for additional time for a bipartisan agreement on top-line spending levels... Click Here To Read More

The Travel Ban’s Ongoing Litigation

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The ongoing litigation around the travel ban continues. Soon the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether President Trump’s latest travel ban against foreign nationals from eight countries can go into... Click Here To Read More

Spotlight on Canada - December 2017

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Children make up one quarter of Canada’s over 4.8 million people living below the poverty line as defined by Statistics Canada. Canada is the only industrialized country with a universal health care system but without a national pharmacy policy, leaving one in 10 Canadians unable to afford filling their medial prescriptions. In a recent ... Click Here To Read More

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