Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act as constitutional. While the individual mandate was not determined to be constitutional under the commerce clause, the mandate was upheld under the constitutional provision which authorizes Congress to “lay and collect taxes.” Suffice to say, this all means implementation of the Washington State Exchanges and other health care reforms will continue as planned.
The Washington State Dental Association recently released paper, Strengthening the Dental Safety Net, calls for a multi-faceted approach to improving oral health in Washington that includes: education, prevention efforts, financing, and innovative delivery models.
On June 13, Representative Paul Harris and Senator Don Benton held their campaign kickoff event in the lobby of the dental practice of Drs. Danny and Michael Warner in Vancouver, Washington. Both Representative Harris and Senator Benton are seeking re-election for their current positions representing Washington’s 17th legislative district.