Lawmakers Extend CHIP; Funding for Community Health Centers Still Needed

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

RAISE Family Caregivers Act Passes the Senate

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

Advocacy Alert: Senate Bill “Better Care Reconciliation Act” Hurts Oral Health

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’s Official Statement on the American Health Care Act

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