Action for Dental Health Act reintroduced with bipartisan support
On Jan. 27 Rep. Kelly reintroduced H.R. 539, Action for Dental Health Act. Rep. Simpson signed on to the bill as the lead cosponsor for the Republicans.
The bill shares its name with the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Action for Dental Health plan.
Both the bill and the ADA initiative aim to address barriers to care by bringing dental care and education to underserved communities.
To learn more about H.R. 539, click here.
To learn more about ADA’s Action for Dental Health plan, click here.
California's budget propsal does not address barriers to care
The California Dental Association (CDA) expressed its disappointment with the 2015-16 budget proposal released on Jan. 9 by Gov. Jerry Brown. According CDA President Dr. Walt Weber, “we are disappointed that today’s budget proposal does not make any attempt to address the access crisis that has resulted from Denti-Cal’s failures.”
To read more about California’s budget proposal, click here.
To read more about barriers to care within Denti-Cal, read ASDA’s January Advocacy Brief.
Rep. Katko sponsors bill to repeal the medical device tax
On Jan. 7, US Representative John Katko sponsored The Protect Medical Innovation Act. This bill, originally introduced in 2013, would repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufactures.
To learn more about the bill, click here.