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  • Around 1:45 a.m. on July 28, the Senate voted on an amendment put forward by Senate Republicans known as the “Skinny Repeal” of the Affordable Care Act. That amendment failed by a vote of 49-51. The Skinny Repeal would have repealed the employer and individual mandates...
  • On August 3, the Senate passed legislation (H.R.2430) by a vote of 94-1 that extends for five years the FDA’s authority to collect user fees from drug- and medical-device makers for reviewing new products, sending it to President Trump for his signature. The House passed...
  • On Thursday, Senate Republicans released their proposal to replace Obamacare. The plan comes after months of highly-secretive, behind-closed-door meetings. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has previously indicated he would like the Senate to vote on the...
  • The FDA has recently announced a date change for when low risk medical (dental) devices must be UDI compliant. The new implementation date for Class I and unclassified devices is now September 24, 2020. The previous compliance date for Class I devices was September 24,...
  • Recently the Children’s Dental Health Project released an eye-opening infographic focusing on the future of dental coverage and its effect on spending. The graphic shows that for every 1,000 people who lose dental coverage, nearly $11,000 less is spent on dental supplies...
  • All training funds for oral health professionals are eliminated in the fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.  There is a loss of more than $35 million for oral health training as well. However, the budget proposal increases the National Health Service Corp by $21 million...