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February 04, 2015

With your help, we can end the free ride that the health insurance industry has enjoyed for nearly 65 years, and make health care insurers accountable to the principles of fair competition.

Please click here to write your Representative and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 494, The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, a bill that would eliminate the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption granted to the health insurance industry nearly 65 years ago.

January 23, 2015

Over 120 dentists and VCU dental students gathered very early for the annual VDA Day on the Hill on Friday, January 16.  Breakfast was held at the Omni in downtown Richmond where they heard from their fellow VDA member dentist Dr. Todd Pillion who is now a new member of the VA House of Delegates.  They also heard from VDA President Dr. Mike Link, VADPAC Chairman Dr. Bruce Hutchison and VDA Lobbyist Chuck Duvall.  After breakfast, the group headed up the hill to visit with their legislators at the General Assembly building.

January 15, 2015

Washington – The ADA and Virginia Dental Association executive directors thanked CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner for hosting a Jan. 8 discussion of Medicaid and Medicare policy issues important to the profession.

January 13, 2015

Over 100 dentists and dental students will be attending the annual VDA Legislative Day on the Hill this Friday, January 16.  This is one of the most important days of the year for the VDA as we are able to advocate for the profession of dentistry and our patients in a large group at the General Assembly Building.  It’s all about strength in numbers! 

There are two key ingredients to successful legislative efforts: Relationships and Money.

December 23, 2014

Candidate information will appear in the April-May-June 2015 issue of the VDA Journal.  Due to space limitations, the Editor reserves the right to condense biographical information.

The following positions are up for election during the 2015 Annual Meeting at the Marriott Waterside Hotel in Norfolk.

December 23, 2014

We are pleased to inform you that Congress has just passed H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 which has extended the Section 179 expensing tax provision for 2014.  ADA has worked hard to ensure passage of this bill, which will allow small businesses to write off up to $500,000 of capital investment in 2014. ADA members sent over 8,500 emails to Congress in the last month urging lawmakers to extend this important provision.

December 10, 2014

Northern Virginia Dental Society members gathered with several legislators from the area on December 7 for a special holiday brunch, which was hosted by the Society.  The event was a great opportunity for members to thank legislators for their support and discuss what to expect in the upcoming General Assembly session.

December 10, 2014

The Virginia Dental Association is pleased to share the news that Dr. Todd Pillion, a VDA member dentist, won the 4th district seat in the Virginia House of Delegates in a special election on December 9.  The VDA wishes Dr. Pillion the best of luck and looks forward to visiting with him next month as he begins his first General Assembly session.  Below are articles relating to his election victory as well as the announcement from Speaker Bill Howell.

December 02, 2014

In order for the Virginia Dental Association to be successful in its legislative efforts, it is vital that each of you play an active role in the political process.

December 02, 2014

VADPAC raised nearly $360,000 for 2014.   The generosity of VDA members has played a large part in protecting the dental profession and patients and we are confident that it will continue and the goal of $375,000 will be reached in 2015.  Your continued participation in VADPAC will ensure we maintain the very positive reputation that our members have in the halls of the Capitol and protect our patients and the profession.