FDA-Supported Student Loan Legislation Heard in Committee

Feb 9, 2024
The student loan legislation would encourage dentists to practice as Medicaid providers for the underserved. (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, the Senate Health Policy Committee unanimously approved SB 764 by Sen. Aaron Bean (R-Jacksonville). The bill reinstates the dental student loan repayment program and encourages dentists to practice as full-time Medicaid providers in rural and underserved areas. Dentists participating in the program would be eligible to receive up to $50,000 a year for a maximum of five years. SB 764 now heads to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education for consideration. The House companion, HB 369 by Rep. Colleen Burton (R-Lakeland), has not been heard yet in committee. Below is a video explaining this legislation.

Capital Report, Vol. 25, No. 2 - Jan. 19, 2018