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. 

July 17, 2019
Yahoo Finance (July 17) Businesses Named "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion"
July 16, 2019
The New York Times (7/16, Twardowski, Twardowski) reports travelers with reduced mobility, with just “a bit of planning” can find a cruise to meet their needs.
July 16, 2019
On Fox Business (7/16), HHS Secretary Alex Azar discussed a new proposal which would allow Medicare to cover acupuncture for patients suffering from lower back pain who are “enrolled in relevant clinical trials.” Azar said, “This reflects President Trump’s deep commitment to tackling the opioid crisis.
July 16, 2019
ABC4 Utah (July 16) Disability Funding Crisis: A Special Report More than 3,000 people are waiting for critical help because of a disability.
July 16, 2019
TODAY (7/16, Abrahamson) reports on 30-year-old Katie Hearn, who formerly played professional baseball for the Atlanta Braves but started to go blind.
July 16, 2019
The Washington Post (7/15, Natanson) reports a study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles suggests women “who work for a salary between early adulthood and middle age experience slower memory decline, meaning they probably are at lower risk of dementia.” In the study of “6,836 American women,” those who were employed and paid “be
July 16, 2019
Modern Healthcare (7/16, Castellucci, Subscription Publication) reports CMS “on Tuesday released a final rule banning nursing homes from requiring residents to sign binding arbitration agreements as a condition for admission.” The agency “said it will allow nursing homes to use binding arbitration agreements, but the facilities must inform patients they aren’t required to
July 15, 2019
Writing for Forbes (7/15), Sara Zeff Geber discusses how to “avoid ageism in ourselves and help to fight it,” warning that “the consequences of ageism are substantial and affect how older adults are able to live their lives.” Geber continues, “Ask anyone over 60 in the workplace and they will be able to tell you of being passed over for promotions, challenging assignments,
July 15, 2019
The New York Times (7/15) carries a NerdWallet column by Liz Weston, who outlined three steps “to keep ‘solo agers’ happier and safer.” Weston highlights research by retirement coach Sara Zeff Gerber, who said solo agers often do not have children to look after them as they age, putting them at a heightened risk of isolation, financial exploitation, malnutrition, and other
July 15, 2019
The Washington Post (7/15, Bernstein) reports “a new proposal announced by the Trump administration Monday” enables Medicare to “cover acupuncture for people involved in research on whether the treatment is effective for chronic low back pain among older adults,” enabling assessment of “whether there is enough evidence to offer Medicare coverage of the controversial treatm

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