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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 10, 2019
Tallahassee Democrat (April 10) Six months after Hurricane Michael, a housing crisis for survivors with disabilities
April 10, 2019
CNBC (4/10) reports on its website that, according to new research from AARP, grandparents “spend a collective $179 billion on their grandkids annually” and that their numbers are growing: “70 million strong – up 24 percent from 56 million in 2001.” The study also shows that “among survey respondents – 40 percent of whom work either full time or part time – the amount put
April 9, 2019
In a nearly 4,000-word piece, Kaiser Health News (4/9, Bailey, Aleccia) reports that as suicide rates rise across the US, “such deaths among older adults – including the 2.2 million who live in long-term care settings – are often overlooked.” The piece says “a KHN analysis of new data from the University of Michigan suggests that hundreds of suicides by older adults each y
April 9, 2019
Bob Woods writes for CNBC (4/9) on the “looming national dilemma” concerning personal-care aides.
April 9, 2019
The New York Times (4/9, Chokshi, Jacobs) reports that “federal officials said Tuesday that they had dismantled a $1.2 billion Medicare scheme that spanned continents and ensnared hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting elderly and disabled patients.” Under the scheme, “doctors prescribed back, shoulder, wrist and knee braces that were not needed, prosecutors said.” Accordin
April 9, 2019
CNBC (4/9, Pisani) reports that new data from the Insured Retirement Institute shows that Baby Boomers are unprepared for retirement.
April 9, 2019
Ed Silverman writes in his “Pharmalot” column for STAT (4/9) that back in February, Dr.
April 8, 2019
Forbes (4/8, Gleckman) contributor Howard Gleckman writes that a new study estimated that “as many as 10 million older adults – about one of every five s

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