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. 

January 8, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Has Reportedly Been Slow Inside Nursing Homes. USA Today (1/8, Weintraub, Leys) reports “nursing homes have been slow to roll out COVID-19 vaccines, but federal, pharmacy and nursing home officials said they are on track to finish the job before the end of the month.” Roug
January 8, 2021
CMS Administrator Seema Verma wrote in Newsweek (1/8) that currently, “nursing home staff and residents across the country are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.” Although “there is much to celebrate in the beginning of the end of a tragic chapter in our nation’s history, COVID-19 has exposed significant defic
January 8, 2021
Bloomberg Law (1/8, Pugh, Subscription Publication) reported, “Medicare can expect improved beneficiary care and program savings after HHS Secretary Alex Azar approved the expansion of a nine-state, value-based payment model for home health agencies on Friday.” This “nationwide expansion of the Home Health
January 8, 2021
Disability Scoop (1/8, Heasley) reports, “A simple, routine test may be able to detect autism in newborn children,” according to researchers who found that “tests regularly given to newborns to screen for hearing loss” called ABR tests “could also offer clues about whether they are on the spectrum.” The stu
January 8, 2021
HealthPayerIntelligence (1/8, Waddill) reported that CMS has unveiled “a new roadmap outlining how states can improve social determinants of health and reinforce their value-based care approach using Medicaid flexibilities.” The agency “emphasized that the roadmap’s goal is to flip the common healthcare tre
January 8, 2021
The AP (1/8) reported, “United Airlines is joining other major U.S.
January 8, 2021
Disability Scoop (1/8, Arnold) reports that airlines are adopting stricter requirements for service animals “after the U.S.
January 7, 2021
Kaiser Health News (1/7, Bruce) reports Illinois recently became the first state to “provide public health insurance to all low-income noncitizen seniors, even if they’re in the country illegally.” The article says, “Undocumented immigrants without health insurance often skip care,” and advocacy groups hope
January 7, 2021
The AP (1/7, Welsh-Huggins) reports, “Advocates for Ohio adults caring for related children in their custody insist a new law that raises payments for such caregivers doesn’t go far enough, signaling that achievement of a solution that satisfies all parties isn’t yet in hand.
January 7, 2021
Stateline (January 7) Pandemic Could Hurt Home-Based Care for Kids with 24/7 Needs

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