ADEA State Update

Trump Administration Redefines Rules for ACA Subsidies

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On Nov. 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced four new ways states will be allowed to use subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Through the use of “State Relief and Empowerment... Click Here To Read More

Medicaid Work Requirements Approved for Kentucky

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Kentucky’s request to move forward with ... Click Here To Read More

Wisconsin Legislature Moves to Codify Work Requirements and Reinsurance

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A lame duck session in Wisconsin is proving to be productive for Republican legislators who are seeking to prevent Democratic Governor-elect Tony Evers from making changes to some of the state’s recently enacted health care policies. On Dec. 4, as part of a package of bills intended to limit the incoming Governor’s powers, the legislature... Click Here To Read More

Fewer Foreign Students Enrolling in American Universities

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For the second consecutive year, fewer foreign students are enrolling in America’s colleges and universities. New enrollment dropped 6.6% between the 2017-18 and 2016-17 academic years. This follows... Click Here To Read More

Columbia CDM Receives $585K Grant From Delta Dental

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In November, the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine announced it had received a $585,000 grant from Delta Dental to purchase a new mobile dental clinic. The mobile clinic will participate in the Community DentCare program and will be used to provide care to children in several underserved neighborhoods throughout New York City.

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Florida Sues Walgreens and CVS Over Opioids

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On Nov. 30, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced the state had filed suit against Walgreens and CVS regarding opioid sales. Bondi stated that the companies contributed to the opioid crisis in Florida by failing to stop the sale of... Click Here To Read More

UK College of Dentistry Tackles Oral Cancer in Eastern Kentucky

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The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is launching a three-year program that will seek to end oral cancer in Eastern Kentucky. The project will provide education to citizens regarding preventable risk factors, oral health screenings at local health... Click Here To Read More

Governors Races and State Legislatures

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Victors in nearly all governors races have been declared, and as predicted, Democrats made significant gains by picking up offices in seven states previously held by Republicans. Democrats successfully flipped offices in Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico, Maine,... Click Here To Read More

The Impact of the Election on Medicaid

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Three traditionally Republican states voted to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Voters in Nebraska, Idaho and Utah passed referendums that will grant coverage to individuals... Click Here To Read More

CMS Approves Work Requirements Under Wisconsin Waiver

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On Oct. 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Wisconsin’s 1115 Medicaid waiver request to allow the state to implement work requirements for its Medicaid population. Wisconsin’s request is the fifth to be approved by CMS and, similar to policies... Click Here To Read More

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