On June 12-13, AGD advocacy leaders gathered in Washington, DC for the AGD’s annual Hill Day. As part of the event, attendees heard from a variety of issue experts and met with lawmakers to urge their support for AGD’s top priority issues, including oral health literacy and the following legislation:
- H.R. 372, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act – legislation that repeals the provisions in the McCarran-Ferguson Act that exempt the health insurance industry from federal antitrust laws.
- H.R. 1614, the Student Loan Refinancing Act – legislation that would allow new dentists to refinance their federal Direct Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, and Direct Consolidation Loans whenever a lower interest rate is available.
The AGD also presented its 2017 Legislator of Distinction Award to Congressman and dentist Paul Gosar (R-AZ), sponsor of the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act.
Impact on General Dentistry: The AGD looks forward to leveraging this event to continue strengthening its relationships with key lawmakers and expanding the voice of dentistry on Capitol Hill.