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. 

February 10, 2020
The New York Post (2/10, Meyer) reports Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest MTA board pick would be the board’s first disabled member.
February 10, 2020
Reuters (2/10, Carroll) reports, “Nearly half of Americans aged 50 to 64 worry they won’t be able to afford healthcare when they retire, while more than two-thirds are concerned that federal policy changes will affect their current health insurance, a new survey finds.” The
February 10, 2020
Fierce Healthcare (February 10) Just how much are health systems spending on social determinants? A new study put a number on it
February 9, 2020
Washington Post (February 9) Strength training is vital in avoiding injuries and staying independent as you age
February 9, 2020
National Association of State Treasurers President Deborah Goldberg writes in the “Congress Blog” of The Hill (2/9) that the passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law “was a major step forward for” many Americans with disabilities.
February 7, 2020
Disability Scoop (2/7, Garcia) reports that all 26 of theme park company Six Flags’ park locations across the US have been given the Certified Autism Center designation.
February 7, 2020
The AP (2/7) reported a ruling issued this week, which stems from a 2017 lawsuit, “said the state” of North Carolina and “Department of Health and Human Services violated a portion of the North Carolina Persons With Disabilities Protection Act.” Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour “ruled that the state violated a nearly 30-year-old legal mandate prohibiting situations that
February 7, 2020
In a Washington Post (2/7) column, Steven Petrow discussed his research into the best place for him to live as he gets older. He says, “Like 90 percent of older Americans, I had hoped to ‘age in place’ – until I saw up close how difficult it was for my parents (and worrisome for their kids).
February 7, 2020
The Hill (2/7, Abbott) reported Sally Wetzle, who finds that it is difficult to gain access to the James River “that runs through her hometown of Richmond, Va.,” because she is in a wheelchair, “is treasurer of the James River Outdoors Coalition (JROC), which is leading the fundraising effort to make...universal access ramp a reality.” The nonprofit “is hoping for strong c

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