Congress renewed funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six more years as part of a short-term funding extension bill to support the federal government through February 8, 2018. With funding secured for six more years, states will have the resources to continue covering medical and dental services for children and families. “We are grateful … Read more
Oral Health America (OHA) applauds Congress for passage of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act on January 8, 2018, announced OHA President/CEO Beth Truett. The bill goes to President Donald J. Trump for his signature. Once enacted into law, the Act will direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop, maintain and periodically … Read more
The new infographic summarizes the preferences of adults aged 50+ for adding dental coverage as a benefit in Medicare.
Next week, Senate leadership intends to vote on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. This draft bill includes drastic measures, some even worse than the House AHCA bill, that would undermine oral health and health coverage. Taking action in every state will be critical over the next week. This draft bill … Read more
Oral Health America (OHA) believes all Americans should have an equal opportunity to achieve good oral and overall health throughout their lives and supports legislation that helps reach this goal. Last week’s House vote of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), however, is disappointing because should it survive in the Senate, an estimated 24 million … Read more
Illinois legislators are taking an important step forward to raise the minimum legal age of tobacco sales from 18 to 21. OHA supports Tobacco 21 legislation across our nation in order to keep our teens and young adults healthy and tobacco free.