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 2, 2019
The Wall Street Journal (2/2, Andriotis, Subscription Publication) reported Americans aged 60 and older owe approximately $86 billion in student debt, with some paying off loans for their children’s college tuition and others for themselves as they went back to school to increase their own employment prospects.
February 1, 2019
Miami Herald (February 1)—ACL mentioned Plan now on ways to take care of yourself through a long retirement It is no surprise to us that people would want to retire in Florida.
February 1, 2019
The Wall Street Journal (2/1, Tergesen, Subscription Publication) reported with close to 32 percent workers in the private sector lacking a retirement savings plan, several states including California, Illinois and Oregon have put into place programs that require employers to enroll employees without a retirement savings plan in IRAs.
January 31, 2019
Health Affairs (1/31, Genewick reports respite services can “represent a true win-win” for family caregivers who “feel overwhelmed” by their responsibilities, “benefiting the health and well-being of both caregivers and the older loved ones for whom they care.” According to a recent report by AARP New York, the article says that there are “2.6 million unpaid caregivers providing 2.4 billion hours of care to family members and friends,” and there are not enough respite
January 31, 2019
Kaiser Health News (1/31, Graham) reports new research shows that Community Aging in Place – Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) “provides considerable help to vulnerable seniors who have trouble with ‘activities of daily living.’” A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine this month found that “over the course of five months, participa
January 30, 2019
According to CNN (1/30, Howard, 83.77M), “a mild traumatic brain injury...may come with a higher risk of mental health problems,” research “supported by the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Defense” indicates.
January 30, 2019
The AP (1/30, Tang) says that “a month after an incapacitated woman gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility, a state panel is calling on Arizona lawmakers and agencies to make policy changes to protect vulnerable adults from sexual abuse.” The panel released a report featuring “a list of recommendations they say would bolster the ability t
January 29, 2019
Disability Scoop (1/29, Perkes) reports that legislation President Trump signed last week to end the government shutdown included $112 million – “a three-month extension” – for the Medicaid program known as Money Follows the Person “that moves people with disabilities out of institutions and into community-based housing.” States have run the program with funds left after it expired in 2016, although “at least a dozen states ran out of money before the legislation passe
January 29, 2019
Disability Scoop (1/29, Emerson) reports in continuing coverage that North Dakota lawmakers are considering whether to give employees who support people with disabilities a wage increase.
January 29, 2019
The Lower Hudson Valley (NY) Journal News (1/29, Harrison) reports that New York Gov.

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