ADEA Washington Update

The ADEA Advocate Replaces the ADEA Washington Update

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On February 2019, the ADEA Advocate replaced the monthly ADEA State Update and the ADEA Washington Update newsletters. We hope you enjoy this more agile medium for keeping you informed of breaking legislative and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Weighs in with Congress on HEA Reauthorization

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On Feb. 23, ADEA submitted comments on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) in response to a request for input by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). In addition to sending its own comments, ADEA ... Click Here To Read More

Action for Dental Health Act Heads to the Senate With ADEA Endorsement

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The Action for Dental Health Act, sponsored by Rep. Robin Kelly, Ph.D. (D-IL), passed the House of Representatives on Feb. 26 and is now heading to the Senate for consideration. This bill authorizes $18 million each year through 2022 to fund oral health promotion and disease awareness programs from the Centers for Disease Control and... Click Here To Read More

Oral Health Not Required Under HHS Proposed Rule

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On Feb. 23, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury released a proposal to extend the availability of short-term health insurance plans. The new rule would extend the maximum duration... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Participates in Opioids Event With Federal Stakeholders

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.; U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H.; and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Acting Director Anne Schuchat, M.D.; were among the many federal officials addressing stakeholders at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce ... Click Here To Read More

What Happened to the DACA Deadline?

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On Feb. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) declined to take up a Trump Administration request that it review a federal district judge’s ruling that the Administration must maintain large portions of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The lower court order by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, J.D., M.P.P., had... Click Here To Read More

Canadian National Pharmacare Program Designed to Fill in the Gaps

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Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has shared more about why he supports Ottawa's new Pharmacare program, which was announced during the 2018 budget release. Minister Morneau said the government’s goal is to ensure all Canadians have access to pharmaceuticals,... Click Here To Read More

Advocacy at the 2018 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

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This month in Orlando, the ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations (ADEA AGR) team will host a series of educational events at the 2018 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. The events will focus on Medicare Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding, health care reform and cases in federal courts that may affect academic dentistry. Also, our... Click Here To Read More

Senate HELP Committee Marks Up Innovation Bills

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The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has held its final hearing on legislation that will be a companion bill to H.R. 6, the House 21st Century Cures Act.... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Budget Office: Measuring ACA’s Fiscal Impact No Longer Possible

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation have asserted they can no longer measure the full fiscal effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an announcement that has provoked widespread anger and disbelief on Capitol Hill, especially among opponents of... Click Here To Read More

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