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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.

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April 16, 2019
The AP (4/16) reports the Washington state Senate approved a proposal on Tuesday “for a new employee-funded program that would create a benefit to help offset long-term care costs.” The bill would allow for the collection of “premiums of 0.58 percent of wages” beginning January 1, 2022, and beginning in 2025, “people who need assistance with at least three ‘activities of d
April 16, 2019
Politico (4/16, Diamond) reports in its “Pulse” briefing that a new investigation by the Government Accountability Office concluded “that CMS must address reporting ‘gaps’ after failing to fully track nursing home abuse allegations in Oregon for at least 15 years.” The GAO determined “CMS had incomplete data on nursing home abuses in Oregon, which means the agency may have
April 16, 2019
Disability Scoop (4/16) reports, “The operator of a Gwinnett County nonprofit pleaded guilty last week to being involved in scamming adults with disabilities out of money they were entitled to through the Georgia Medicaid program, authorities said.” The operator “wrongfully used the Georgia Medicaid program to fund the nonprofit, which claimed to provide ‘structured living
April 16, 2019
Disability Scoop (4/16, Heasley) reports, “For the second year in a row, complaints of disability-related job discrimination are down, according to a government report.” The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) “fielded 76,418 charges overall, less than the previous year.
April 15, 2019
Detroit New (April 15)—mentions AOA Your Money: Lost retirement benefits aren’t lost
April 15, 2019
Public News Service (4/15) reports Texas has “reduced the misuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes in recent years, but some advocacy groups say much more can be done.” AARP Texas Associate State Director Amanda Frediksen “explained about 12,000 nursing home residents are being given antipsychotic drugs for no legitimate reason, perhaps other than the convenience of staff

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