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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July 4, 2020 (July 4) As COVID-19 rages, crisis plans could decide who gets critical care
July 3, 2020 (July 3) Minnesota lawmakers push for aid package to save disability service providers
July 3, 2020
Albany Times Union (July 3)—featuring interview with ACL’s Kelly Cronin Online tools meant to help social isolated seniors
July 1, 2020
Senate Dems Say Administration Was Slow To Understand COVID-19’s Effect On Nursing Homes, Allege Disjointed Response Worsened Toll. The AP (7/1, Alonso-Zaldivar) says “the Trump administration was slow to comprehend the scale of COVID-19′s impact on nursing homes and a disjointed federal response has only compounded the devastating toll, according to a report fr
June 30, 2020
COMMENTARY: Michael Hiltzik writes in his column in the Los Angeles Times (6/30), “Arizona has just activated a rulebook for rationing hospital care that is truly terrifying.” Under the rules, hospitals may “deny critical healthcare resources such as ventilators to patients based on medical judgments about their likelihood of living even five more years despite surviving
June 29, 2020
The Texan (June 29) Austin Hospital Withheld Treatment from Disabled Man Who Contracted Coronavirus After doctors withheld treatment including nutrition and hydration for six days, Michael Hickson died leaving his wife and five children behind.
June 29, 2020
Brooklyn Paper (June 29) Care Orgs for New Yorkers with Disabilities Facing Massive Cuts Amid Pandemic Agencies that provide specialized care for people with developmental disabilities are facing a round of unprecedented Medicaid cuts, which care providers say will lead to hundreds of layoffs.
June 28, 2020
The Wall Street Journal (6/28, Kamp, Overberg, Subscription Publication) reports that health experts believe at least 15,000 more Americans died from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease during the pandemic than would have otherwise, resulting in a higher death count than shown by official counts of coronavirus fatalities.

Last modified on 05/21/2020

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