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. 

September 30, 2020
USA Today (9/30, Tompor) reports that with protests, the pandemic, and the acrimonious election, “workers’ fears of watching their 401(k) implode have festered,” and schemers sought to take advantage of those fears by scaring people into investing their money in precious-metals bullion, with “investors in t
September 30, 2020
The Washington Post (9/30, Vargas) reports on Brandi Christine Case-Wallace, a deaf woman who “died on July 21 at the age of 33” after testing positive for COVID-19. Case-Wallace “was eight months pregnant and didn’t get to meet the son who passed away shortly after he was born, her family says.”
September 30, 2020
The New York Times (9/30, Santos) reports those born between 1955 and 1964, the second half of the baby boom, entered “their 20s just as back-to-back recessions ushered in a period of economic stagnation, hampering their attempts to build careers.” They “struggled against housing and labor markets crowded b
September 30, 2020
TIME (9/30, Abrams) reports that over “40 states have absentee ballot applications that are not fully accessible to millions of visually impaired voters and those with other disabilities, according to the results of an audit being released by digital accessibility company Deque Systems on Wednesday.” Mail-i
September 30, 2020
Georgia Health News (September 30)
September 29, 2020
Next Avenue (9/29, Snelling) reports data indicate “nearly 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries currently receive hospice care, defined as compassionate care that replaces treatment for patients who have a terminal condition with less than six months of life expectancy.” But amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some r
September 29, 2020
NPR (9/29, Stone) reports, “Young adults are driving coronavirus infections in the U.S., and are likely spreading the virus to older, more vulnerable populations, according to a” CDC
September 29, 2020
AHRQ Forms Network To Train Nursing Homes On COVID-19 Safety Measures. Modern Healthcare (9/29, Castellucci, Subscription Publication) reports the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, “the University of New Mexico’s Project ECHO and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement have partnered to
September 29, 2020
Des Moines Register (September 29) Des Moines Register: Absentee Voting Isn't Accessible To Disabled Iowans, But We Can Fix It

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