ADEA State Update

Medicaid Expansion and Work Requirements—An Update

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, HHS, ACA | Permanent link

A total of 31 states and the District of Columbia have expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act since 2010. Below is a brief Medicaid expansion update for the following states: Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia. ... Click Here To Read More

Arkansas Governor Signs Campus Carry Bill

State Policy, Higher Education | Permanent link

On March 22, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) signed into law HB 1249. Under the new law, concealed-carry permit holders who complete up to eight hours of additional training—as determined by... Click Here To Read More

Soda Tax Update

Local Policy, Public Health | Permanent link
  • Philadelphia

The American Beverage Association, along with several Philadelphia residents and businesses, filed suit against the City of Philadelphia in September, arguing that the city’s new sugary beverage tax duplicates the state

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NGA Unveils Learning Network to Help States With Health Reform

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA | Permanent link

The National Governors Association (NGA) has launched the Governors’ Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network (Bipartisan Learning Network). The Bipartisan Learning Network is a byproduct of the sweeping changes... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - April 2017

State Policy, Reports of Interest, CHIP, Medicare and Medicaid Services | Permanent link
  • Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Payment and Access Commission ( MACPAC) is a nonpartisan legislative branch agency that provides policy and data analysis and makes recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of the U.S.... Click Here To Read More

Florida Governor Vetoes Dental Care Bill and Approves Medicaid Dental Services Study Bill

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, Funding, Dental Health, Public Health | Permanent link

Dental Care Bill

On April 14, Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) vetoed HB 139. (To view the... Click Here To Read More

Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Immigrants Access to Dental and Dental Hygiene Licenses

State Policy, Licensure | Permanent link

On April 15, Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-NE) vetoed LB 947. (To view the governor’s veto message click ... Click Here To Read More

States Debate Cuts to Medicaid Dental Provider Reimbursements

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Funding, Dental Health, Public Health, Reimbursement | Permanent link


On April 12, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D-CT) included a 10% cut in the reimbursement for children’s dental services provided under the state’s medical assistance program, the HUSKY... Click Here To Read More

Maine Senate Sustains Governor’s Veto of Dental Therapy Bill

State Policy, Education, Dental Therapist, Higher Education | Permanent link

LD 1514, sponsored by Rep. Heather Sirocki, a dental hygienist, was vetoed by the... Click Here To Read More

North Dakota Interim Committee Continues to Study Dental Services

State Policy, Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Dental Therapist, Public Health | Permanent link

On April 13, the North Dakota Interim Health Services Committee held a meeting to discuss SCR 4004, a resolution directing the continued study of dental services in the... Click Here To Read More

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