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. 

December 3, 2021
Washington Post (December 3) How technology can help seniors beat loneliness and isolation
December 3, 2021
The AP (12/3, Corte) reports Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) “said Thursday he is talking to lawmakers about a potential delay in the collection of a mandatory payroll tax to fund Washington state’s new long-term care program.” Senate Democratic leadership on Wednesday “sent Inslee a letter asking him to delay implementation of the premium assessment – set to start in January – until Jan.
December 2, 2021
Washington Post (December 2) Covid killed her disabled brother, paralyzing her with guilt. Could she recover? She was working as an executive assistant at the vaccine company Novavax when the pandemic hit. She reported directly to the head of research and development as the company raced to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus. Her own family got infected in January just as the first vaccines were being distributed to the elderly and infirm.
December 2, 2021
CMS To Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Education For Medicare, Medicaid. Forbes (12/2, Jennings) reports that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure “says her office will double down on vaccine education for seniors and low-income Americans as the country continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic and the latest omicron variant.” Brooks-LaSure told the Forbes Healthcare Summit on Thursday that the agency is “really trying to m
December 2, 2021
The AP (12/2, Tanner) reports that new autism numbers “released Thursday suggest more US children are being diagnosed with the developmental condition and at younger ages.” In an analysis of 2018 data from nearly a dozen states, CDC researchers “found that among 8-year-olds, 1 in 44 had been diagnosed with autism.” That rate “compares with 1 in 54 identified with autism in 2016.”
December 2, 2021
Modern Healthcare (12/2, Kacik, Subscription Publication) reports, “An estimated 13 million adults delayed getting or didn’t fill prescription drugs prior to the COVID-19 pandemic due to cost, according to a new survey” from the Urban Institute. The survey found that more “than one-quarter of Medicare beneficiaries and 5.3% of privately insured adults spent more than 1% of their household income on their out-of-pocket prescription drug costs.”
December 1, 2021
PennLive (December 1) Opinion: The system is broken and children with disabilities are not getting the services they need
December 1, 2021
Wall Street Journal (December 1) The Passengers Who Have the Toughest Time Flying Travelers in wheelchairs often find planes more inaccessible than other forms of transportation.
December 1, 2021
Kaiser Health News (December 1) For Older Adults, Smelling the Roses May Be More Difficult
December 1, 2021
McKnight’s Senior Living (December 1) Long-term care tops list of retirement concerns of American workers: study Paying for long-term care, declining health that requires long-term care, and outliving savings and investments are among the top retirement concerns of American workers, according to the results of a new survey.

Last modified on 12/01/2021


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