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. 

February 14, 2020
Senior contributor Christian Weller writes in Forbes (2/14) that the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) “doesn’t go far enough to address the economic challenges of caregiving.” Weller adds, “The lack of supportive federal work-family policies, like paid family and medical leave, long-term care insurance and adequate incomes for paid caregivers, means that family care
February 14, 2020
The AP (2/14, Alonso-Zaldivar) reports the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) next week “plans to launch a nationwide probe into how telemarketers may be getting hold of seniors’ personal Medicare information, a red flag for potential fraud and waste.” HHS OIG “began looking into the matter after...
February 13, 2020
Writing for NBC News (2/13), Herb Weisbaum says victims of romance scams “reported losing $201 million” in 2019, according to new data released last week. This is “up nearly 40% from 2018.” AARP Director of Fraud Victim Support Amy Nofziger said, “This is the ultimate con and these people are good at what they do. ...
February 13, 2020
The Des Moines (IA) Register (2/13, Rodriguez) reports Katherine Rall, the former director of quality management at Glenwood Resource Center, “warned a top state agency official two years ago that conditions at the facility had deteriorated to the point that ‘client welfare stands at grave risk.’” Rall “reached out directly to Jerry Foxhoven, then the director of the Iowa
February 13, 2020
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February 13, 2020
The RevCycle Intelligence (2/13, LaPointe) reports “health systems are making significant investments in programs that address social determinants of health, such as housing, employment, and food security, according to a new study published in Health Affairs” conducted by researchers at New York University.
February 13, 2020
The New York Times (2/13, Lowry) underscores the need for adult children to discuss finances and retirement with their parents, “especially before a potential crisis or inciting event.” The article offers tips for having this conversation with your parents, adding, “The ultimate goal of the retirement conversation is to determine whether your parents have enough assets to
February 13, 2020
The AP (2/13) provides coverage of two new reports from the US Census Bureau revealing that “by 2060, almost a quarter of all U.S. residents will be over age 65, and life expectancy will reach an all-time high of 85 years.” The reports said that “growth in life expectancy in the U.S.

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