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. 

May 24, 2020
Colorado Sun (May 24) Anxieties familiar and new persists for Coloradans living with disabilities during coronavirus The economic shutdown related to COVID-19 has complicated the lives of Colorado people with disabilities, who find their routines upset, their jobs at risk and their quest for affordable, accessible housing more difficult.
May 22, 2020
Reuters (5/22, Rappaport) reported that “most Medicare Advantage plans are not offering chronically ill enrollees supplemental benefits to address social needs that were added to the government health program in 2018 in an effort to improve health outcomes and achieve cost savings, a” study published in JAMA Network Open suggests.
May 22, 2020
Slate (May 22) The Inaccessible Internet As life moves online, gaps in digital accessibility mean millions of disabled Americans are being left behind.
May 20, 2020
Coventry University Professor of Transport Design Paul Herriotts writes in The Conversation (5/20) that the move “towards driverless cars isn’t just a chance for people to relax at the wheel,” but an opportunity “to revolutionize personal transport in a way that offers life-changing benefits to people with disabilities.” However, the car industry needs “to commit to more
May 20, 2020
Wisconsin Public Radio (May 20) Coronavirus Exposes Caregiver Shortage, Upends Lives of Wisconsin’s Disabled Residents Caregivers share stories of life, work during pandemic.
May 19, 2020
CalMatters (May 19) “Might as well have them walk the plank”-Cuts may force many seniors into nursing homes Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed cuts to meet the new coronavirus economy include two California day programs aimed at keeping poor and medically fragile seniors in their homes, and out of institutions.
May 19, 2020
Disability Scoop (5/19, Ocasio) reports that during the pandemic, few childcare providers for children with special needs remained open in Florida, despite “missing out on weeks of therapy during the pandemic,” possibly having “long-lasting effects on” children’s ability to progress. While Florida Gov.
May 19, 2020
The Washington Post (5/19, Achenbach, Cha) reports that a study published Tuesday in the Lancet found that “most elderly covid-19 patients put on venti

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