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. 

January 17, 2020
The AP (1/17, Schrappen) reports St. Louis housing startup Odd Couples Housing “matches older adults who have room to spare with millennials – often graduate students – who need a reasonably priced place to live.” Odd Couples Housing founder John Levis said, “The hub of universities in St.
January 17, 2020
Kaiser Health News (January 16)
January 17, 2020
Disability Scoop (1/17, Diament) reports that US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos “should ban seclusion and prohibit certain restraint techniques in the nation’s schools, a dozen lawmakers say.” In a letter to DeVos this week, “two senators and 10 members of Congress are calling for the Department of Education to update its 2016 guidance on restraint and seclusion, which da
January 16, 2020
Bloomberg Law (1/16, Stein, Subscription Publication) reports “the Medicaid program is looking to help states improve care coordination for kids with medically complex conditions who see out-of-state health-care providers.” CMS “asked for input Thursday on best practices for using out-of-state doctors and other medical providers for children with chronic conditions affecti
January 16, 2020
Modern Healthcare (1/16, Johnson, Subscription Publication) reports, “Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System on Thursday reached a settlement with federal regulators over allegations that it failed to provide hearing-impaired patients with adequate assistance.” The facility “agreed to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to patients who are deaf or hard o
January 16, 2020
U.S. News & World Report (1/16, Leins) says that residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Minnesota “can now legally have surveillance cameras installed in their rooms, allowing their loved ones to keep tabs on their health.” Before this law, “which went into effect Jan.
January 16, 2020
The New York Times (1/16, Murphy) reports “wealthy men and women generally have seven to nine more years of ‘disability-free’ life after age 50 than poor people do, according to a new study of English and American adults.” In both the US and England, “wealthy women tended to live 33 disability-free years after age 50 – seven to nine more than poor women, the study found.”
January 16, 2020
The Los Angeles Times (1/16, Reyes) reports that a lawsuit against the city alleges that an alternative system designed “to handle minor violations of the Municipal Code such as drinking in public, riding a bicycle on the sidewalk or letting a dog run off leash” is, among other things, “not accessible to disabled people.” The lawsuit against the Administrative Citation Enf
January 16, 2020
PatientEnagagementHIT (1/16, Heath) reports, “The medical industry needs a concerted push toward more and better research regarding the relationship between the social determinants of health, health disparities, and patient access to preventive care, according to”
January 15, 2020
Health Affairs (January 15) It’s Time to Address the Role of Implicit Bias Within Health Care Delivery

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