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. 

January 1, 2021
USA Today (1/1, Hassanein) reported, “The pandemic has heightened challenges for multigenerational caregivers, many of whom are vulnerable to the virus while taking care of children.” For instance, “one in four children living with grandparents are Black, according to Annie E.
December 31, 2020
Opinion: Situation In US Nursing Homes Has Worsened Since Beginning Of COVID-19 Pandemic. In a piece for the New York Times (12/31), contributing opinion writer E. Tammy Kim says that since COVID-19 began spreading in the US, “the country has endlessly revised its hot spot map.
December 31, 2020
New York Times (December 31) This Is Why Nursing Homes Failed So Badly The first coronavirus outbreak in the United States happened in a nursing home in February. Since then, it’s only gotten worse.
December 30, 2020
Washington Post (December 30) An autistic teen found a forever family because of a persistent aunt. But too few children in Virginia gets that chance, a report finds.
December 30, 2020
The Texas Tribune (12/30, Joslin) reports Texas and other GOP-led states, with President Trump’s support, filed a lawsuit which seeks to strike down the ACA. Attorneys for the state “argued last month before the U.S.
December 30, 2020
HealthIT Security (12/30, Davis) reports that “all private sector organizations should be on the alert for fraud schemes tied to the COVID-19 vaccine, as multiple complaints have been received by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid S
December 29, 2020
USA Today (12/29, Weise, Braun) reports from Estero, Florida that “senior citizens spent a chilly night outside in a line that stretched for blocks as they waited to get into a park and rec center where COVID-19 vaccinations were offered on a first-come, first-served basis Monday.” By noon Monday – which wa
December 29, 2020
Inside Health Policy (12/29, Wilkerson, Subscription Publication) reports, “Medicare seems to have figured out how to make coronavirus antibody therapies free for everyone in Medicare after initially struggling to determine how to make the administration of antibody therapies free for Part B beneficiaries w
December 29, 2020
USA Today (12/29, Yasharoff) reports, “Alaska Airlines will soon ban emotional support animals from flights, becoming the first major U.S.
December 28, 2020
The New York Times (12/28, Span) reports, “While older adults await vaccination against Covid-19, public health officials also worry about their forgoing, forgetting, fearing or simply not knowing about those other vaccines – the ones recommended for adults as we age and our immune systems weaken.” One reas

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