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.

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July 9, 2019
The Chattanooga (TN) Times Free Press (7/9, Flessner) reports Tennessee “will submit an application this fall to the federal government for a block grant to replace the current Medicaid formula and give the state more flexibility to spend the money provided by the Affordable Care Act. Tennessee is the first state to request such a block grant and Gov.
July 9, 2019
In a Slate (7/9, Jarwala, Singh) analysis, nuisance laws are evaluated for whether they “push people with disabilities out of their homes.” According to the article, nuisance laws incur a fine for households who report activities to the authorities over a certain threshold.
July 9, 2019
Albany Herald—Georgia (July 9) Complaints against state nursing homes piling up
July 9, 2019
The Albuquerque (NM) Journal (7/9, McKay) reports, “Gov.
July 9, 2019
HealthDay (July 9) Ageism Disappears When Young and Old Spend Time Together
July 9, 2019
The AP (7/9) reports that Virginia officials are “still struggling to comply” with the requirements of a settlement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) after its investigation “found that the way Virginia treated disabled people in training centers violated their civil rights.” However, Virginia Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Serv
July 9, 2019
Reuters (July 9) Caregiver depression tied to more ER visits for dementia patients Dementia patients may go to the emergency room more often when their caregivers are depressed, a recent study suggests.
July 8, 2019
HealthDay (July 8) Too Often, Caring for Aging Parent Means Trouble at Work
July 8, 2019
MarketWatch (7/8, Jagannathan) reports a recent Pew Research Center analysis found adults aged 60 and older “are flying solo for more than half their waking hours” while “just 8% of those under 60 say the same.” The Pew analysis says that “while time spent alone is not necessarily associated with adverse effects...it can be used as a measure of social isolation, which in t

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