ADEA Washington Update

Congress Passes Omnibus Funding Bill; Academic Dentistry Fares Well

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The FY18 federal budget has been finalized and signed into law. Dental programs fared well in the budget, thanks to the hard work of everyone who attended ADEA’s Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, those who responded in a timely fashion to our Action Alerts, and the... Click Here To Read More

Trump Administration Releases Plan to Address Opioid Epidemic

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On March 19, President Trump released a plan to address the opioid epidemic using a wide range of policies. The plan largely reflects recommendations advanced last year by a presidential commission.... Click Here To Read More

Department of Education Revised Borrower Defense to Repayment Raises Concerns

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Students attending Corinthian College, Inc. schools received a full discharge of their student loans under the Obama Administration. However, Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has crafted a new formula that may only deliver partial... Click Here To Read More

Comments Requested on Eliminating the “Brunner” Standard for Discharging Federal Student Debt

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The Department of Education published a memo calling for comments that implied it was considering eliminating or modifying the congressional mandate to exempt... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Weighs in on Immigration

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ADEA joined the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and several other health groups, in a friend of the court brief known as an Amicus Curiae, opposing President Trump’s travel ban.

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Medicaid Changes and What They Mean for Dentistry

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Currently, 33 states have chosen to expand their Medicaid programs. Dental benefits for the Medicaid population... Click Here To Read More

President Trump Signs Executive Order Affecting H-1B Visas

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President Trump has announced plans to revise the H-1B visa program used by U.S. employers to temporarily hire foreign workers. The ... Click Here To Read More

District Court Blocks President Trump’s Attempt to Withhold Money From Sanctuary Cities

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On April 25, Judge William Orrick III of the Northern District of California blocked an attempt by President Trump to withhold money from “sanctuary cities.” Judge Orrick says ... Click Here To Read More

Physician Groups Oppose Latest Version of ACA Repeal

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Republican members of Congress have spent the last month working to resolve their differences on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which they hope will replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The latest is an amendment proposed by Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ).... Click Here To Read More

Advocates for Dental Education and Dental and Craniofacial Research Join ADEA Virtual Hill Day

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On April 26, ADEA held its Virtual Hill Day. Hundreds of dental faculty, researchers, students and residents from around the country joined forces to advocate for oral health programs, dental and craniofacial... Click Here To Read More

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