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  • By Patrick Cooney, The Federal Group, Inc. Legislative Representative, Dental Trade Alliance The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing for Seema Verma' nomination to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Feb. 16.  Verma, president, CEO...
  • By Patrick Cooney, The Federal Group, Inc. Legislative Representative, Dental Trade Alliance Recently, President Donald Trump's nominee for Office of Management and Budget director, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), told senators at a hearing that he would support...
  • By Patrick Cooney, The Federal Group, Inc. Legislative Representative, Dental Trade Alliance Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) - two lawmakers who have been adamant that there must be a replacement plan soon after the law is repealed - introduced their...
  • #2min2x  Is the hashtag familiar? It should be. After the combined efforts of the Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives, Americans have become familiar with the call to make sure kids brush two minutes, twice a day. The Kids’ Healthy...
  • By Patrick Cooney, The Federal Group, Inc. Legislative Representative, Dental Trade Alliance In December, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act. The new law seeks to promote new medical treatments by increasing research money...
  • By Patrick Cooney, The Federal Group, Inc. Legislative Representative, Dental Trade Alliance House and Senate Republican leaders are moving ahead with plans to repeal Obamacare then replace it later — dismissing mounting pressure from their own party to delay the...