In the News

In the News is a collection of news stories about aging and disability issues, as well as news stories about ACL and ACL programs.

All of these links ultimately take you to external news websites. The information in the articles does not necessarily reflect the positions of ACL or the federal government, and ACL does not endorse the content of the articles or the publishing organizations. 

November 8, 2019
Disability Scoop (11/8, Brubaker) reports that insurance giant UnitedHealthcare has been fined $1 million for denying customer’s claims relating to mental healthcare, “Pennsylvania officials announced this week.” UnitedHealthcare’s “actions were in violation of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, officials said.” The company “also inaccuratel
November 8, 2019
USA Today (11/8, Baig) reports, “Alexa’s artificial intelligence-infused heart may be in the right place, but there’s only so far it or any AI can go to comfort someone who is alone.” But the voice assistant’s “response raises questions about just what kind of role...AI can play to ‘cure’ loneliness, especially among the elderly.” University of Southern California computer
November 7, 2019
Kaiser Health News (November 7)
November 7, 2019
The Detroit Free Press (11/7, Tompor) reports that the Medicare open enrollment season is underway, and it will last through December 7. The article says scammers are hard at work. Some are “claiming to be from your insurance company and demanding information on the spot.
November 7, 2019
New York Times (November 7)
November 7, 2019
The AP (11/7) reports, “A state judge has put a halt to Medicaid cuts facing nursing homes across New York.” This ruling “puts a temporary injunction on Medicaid formula changes that nursing home advocates say would jeopardize $352 million in state and federal funding.” The article adds that “the judge says nursing homes have show[n] the cuts could cause irreparable harm.”
November 6, 2019
The New York Times (11/6, Tugend) outlines strategies suggested by financial planners for adult children to help their older parents manage their finances.
November 6, 2019
NonProfit Quarterly (November 11) 14 Hospital Systems to Collaborate in Addressing Social Determinants of Health
November 6, 2019
Medscape (November 6) Changes in Walking Predict Death and Disability Changes in the way they walk can predict which elders are at greatest risk for frailty, disability, and death, researchers say.

Last modified on 02/20/2019


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