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President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 on March 23, 2010 and March 30, 2010, respectively.  The two laws combined are referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and ushered in many significant changes to the nation’s health care system. Below are a number of links to important information regarding the law, including AAOMS summaries of key provisions as well as past and present activity related to the issue.

AAOMS Activity on Health Reform
Date

AAOMS Comment Letter to W&M Health Subcommittee re Hearing on 6-6-18

June 04, 2018

Letter of Support to Rep. Carter - Dental and Optometric Care Access Act (HR 1606)

July 11, 2017

ODC Letter to Senate Finance and H.E.L.P. Committees - Pediatric Oral Health Care

June 26, 2017

Letter to Colonel Honey and Defense Health Agency regarding Tricare-UCCI Dental Contract Concerns

June 16, 2017

ODC Letter to Senate Committees on Finance and Budget- Support of Oral Healthcare in Medicaid

June 09, 2017

Coalition Letter to House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Request for Oral Health Protection in ACA Replacement

February 27, 2017

Coalition Letter to House and Senate Leadership - RAISE Act of 2017

February 16, 2017

Organized Dentistry Coalition Support Letter for S. 108- Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017

January 31, 2017

Support Letter to Rep. Paulsen (R-MN) Re: The Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017 (HR 184)

January 19, 2017

Support letter to U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess Re: Health Savings Act (H.R. 35)

January 10, 2017

Joint Letter to Congress for Repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)

November 29, 2016

ODC Letter to HHS Asking for ACA Section 1557 Extension 

August 19, 2016

Comment Letter to Rep. Tom Price re: HR 3100, the Medical Practice Freedom Act of 2015

December 01, 2015

Letter of support to Rep. John Fleming re: HR 3006, the Helping Save Americans’ Health Care Choices Act of 2015 

December 01, 2015

AAOMS Comment Letter to Rep. Stivers (R-OH) Re: Support for the RAISE Health Benefits Act (HR 1185)

June 04, 2015

AAOMS Comment Letter to Sen. Hatch (R-UT) Re: Support for the Medical Device Access and Innovation Protection Act (S 149)

June 04, 2015

AAOMS Comment Letter to Rep. Paulsen (R-MN) Re: Support for the Protect Medical Innovation Act (HR 160)

June 04, 2015

Coalition Letter to House Judiciary Committee Re: Support for the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act (HR 494) 

June 04, 2015

​Coalition Comment Letter to Congress re: Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)

May 07, 2015

Coalition Comment Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Re: Support for the RAISE Health Benefits Act

March 03, 2015

Coalition Comment Letter to Department of HHS Re: Purchase of dental plans on the Federally Facilitated Exchanges

August 27, 2014

AAOMS Comment Letter to CMS Re: Interpretive Guidance on Provider Non-discrimination

June 01, 2014

Coalition Comment Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee Re: Opposition to the Protect Patient Access to Quality Health Professionals Act (HR 2817)

September 01, 2013

Support Letter to Rep. Paulsen (R-MN) Re: The Protect Medical Innovation Act (HR 523)

September 01, 2013

Support Letter to Sen. Hatch (R-UT) Re: The Medical Device Access and Innovation Protection Act (S 232)

June 01, 2013

Support Letter to Rep. Roe (R-TN) Re: The Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act (HR 351)

June 01, 2013

Support Letter to Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) Re: The Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act (S 351)

June 01, 2013

AAOMS Support Letter to Congressman Paulsen Re: Patients’ Freedom to Choose Act/FSA Caps Repeal (H.R. 605)

July 01, 2011

AAOMS Support Letter to Senator Hutchison RE: Patients’ Freedom to Choose Act/FSA Caps Repeal (S. 312)

July 01, 2011

Comment Letter to IRS RE: Excise Tax on Medical Devices

April 01, 2011

ASAE Coalition Letter in Support of 1099 Tax Form Requirement Repeal

November 01, 2010

ODC Coalition Letter to Sen. Johanns RE: 1099 Repeal

November 01, 2010

ODC Coalition Letter RE: Cost Sharing for Preventative Services Under the ACA

September 01, 2010

ODC Coalition Letter to Rep. Lungren RE: H.R. 5141/1099 Repeal

June 01, 2010

ODC Coalition Letter RE: Funding for Oral Health Programs Under the ACA

June 01, 2010

ODC Coalition Letter to House Speaker Pelosi Opposing Health Reform (H.R. 3590)

March 01, 2010

ODC Letter to Senator Waxman RE: Including Dental Responder Act in Final Health Reform Bill

January 01, 2010

AAOMS Letter to Senator Burris RE: Physical Therapy Amendment in HR 3590

December 01, 2009

Coalition Letter to Senator Reid RE: Opposition to Excise Tax on FSAs and HSAs

December 01, 2009

AAOMS Letter to Senate RE: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR 3590)

December 01, 2009

AAOMS Letter to House RE: Affordable Health Care for America Act (HR 3962)

December 01, 2009

AAOMS Letter to Senate RE: Medicare Expansion Proposal

December 01, 2009

AAOMS Letter to House RE: Medical Device Tax in HR 3962

November 01, 2009

Organized Dentistry Coalition to the Senate Finance Committee on taxation of benefits issues

June 01, 2009

AAOMS Comments on Health Reform to Senate Finance Committee

May 01, 2009

AAOMS Health Reform Guiding Principles approved

March 01, 2009