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President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal to combine graduate medical education programs could inadvertently result in a reduction of money available for pediatric and general dentistry residencies, the ADA and other groups warned the Administration last week.
Adult Medicaid enrollees in Missouri will enjoy greater access to dental care under the recently signed state budget. The Missouri Dental Association worked with the legislature to direct limited funding to specific dental procedures in order to bolster the adult dental program.
In a win for the nation's dental health, Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho, one of only two dentists in Congress, handily won the Republican primary yesterday, overcoming a challenge by a far-right candidate who claimed that Rep. Simpson was "too liberal for Idaho."
The Senate Finance Committee last month passed a two-year tax extender bill (legislation that would reinstate recently expired tax breaks) that included a provision indexing the Section 179 small business expensing limits to inflation.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this week announced that it would temporarily abandon controversial plans to change the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.
The ADA Washington Office on March 11 alerted approximately 47,000 of the Association’s dentist members to the need to build more support in Congress for the Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act.
ADA told Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that a proposed rule could cause unnecessary hardship to Medicare beneficiaries by requiring dental providers to either enroll or officially opt out of the program for the purposes of prescribing medication.
Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) spoke from the floor of the House in recognition of the Association and the thousands of dentists who participate every year in Give Kids A Smile Day.
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