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 5, 2020
MdMag (February 5) Inactivity Causing Problems for Older Adults Ultimately, they found 24 systematic reviews and meta-analyses showing physically active older adults are a reduced risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, breast and prostate cancer, fractures, recurrent falls, activities of daily living disability and functional limitation and cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer disease, and depression.
February 5, 2020
WLNW (February 5) Staff shortage at nursing homes prompts bill in R.I. Senate A large crowd of nurses gathered in the State House rotunda on Wednesday to protest what they're calling a staffing crisis in Rhode Island.
February 5, 2020
Stateline (February 5) Confusion Reigned in Iowa Caucus—Even Before the Chaotic Results
February 5, 2020
Modern Healthcare (2/5, Subscription Publication) reports that on Wednesday, federal prosecutors “charged the owners of two telemedicine companies with defrauding Medicare in a $56 million bribery and kickback scheme involving orthotic braces.” The article says “Reinaldo Wilson and Jean Wilson of Richmond Hill, Ga., were each charged with six counts in the indictment.” The
February 5, 2020
The Colorado Sun (2/5, Clark) reports that in 2014, “Colorado lawmakers set 2020 as the year the state would clear the waitlists for all Medicaid waiver programs for people with disabilities. That didn’t happen.” At the time, “analysts predicted it would cost $190 million per year for five years to end the waiting.
February 5, 2020
Healio (February 5) Diabetes, obesity associated with cognitive decline in older adults Sustained blood sugar elevations were linked to an increased risk for cognitive decline in older adults, according to results of a population-based study published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
February 5, 2020
In a special for the Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal (2/5), Christine Fellingham discusses how “some members of the autistic community and their advocates cheered when a new television series called ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ debuted this month on Freeform.
February 4, 2020
The Tennessean (2/4, Kelman) reports that more than 5,000 disabled Tennesseans are on a TennCare waiting list that “could be slashed nearly in half by a new budget plan from the administration of Gov.
February 4, 2020
Kaiser Health News (February 4)

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