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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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April 2, 2019
Reuters (4/2, Pinsker) reports a typical couple “could potentially spend $285,000 on out-of-pocket healthcare costs in retirement,” according to data from Fidelity Workplace Consulting.
April 2, 2019
FierceHealthcare (4/2, Finnegan) reports, “Many physicians lack an understanding of their legal responsibilities when it comes to accommodating patients with disabilities at their practice, according to a new study.” Health Affairs published the study which highlighted that “an estimated one in five Americans” live with a disability, and that “medical practices need to be
April 2, 2019
Modern Healthcare (4/2, King, Subscription Publication) reports that “insurers pushed back against an HHS task force’s finding that they are not covering non-opioid pain management therapies such as acupuncture, while proponents of such therapies see a chance to argue for Medicare reimbursement.” A “report from the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force on
April 1, 2019
The Wilmington (DE) News Journal (4/1) reports a Delaware county police department said “More than $30,000 is being returned to three out-of-state seniors after officers arrested a young man and teenager for targeting the victims with the so-called ‘grandma scam.’” The article also offers and “important tip” from AARP, which says, “if you receive a suspicious phone call, h
April 1, 2019
Philadelphia Inquirer (April 1) How long does it take to see a doctor in a nursing home? Some patients never do, Penn study finds
April 1, 2019
Next Avenue shares a contributor piece with Forbes (4/1) discussing how robots and artificial intelligence can improve the care of older adults by helping them care for themselves.
April 1, 2019
The New York Times (4/1) Personal Health columnist Jane Brody says, “Attention all consumers seeking to protect brain health: You can save hundreds of dollars a year and enhance the health of your brain and body by ignoring the myriad unproven claims for anti-dementia supplements and instead focusing on a lifestyle long linked to better mental and physical well-being.” Bro
March 31, 2019
The Tulsa (OK) World (3/31) reports a bill pending in the “Oklahoma House would crack down on the administration of antipsychotic drugs to nursing home residents.” AARP Oklahoma, which backs the blll, says Oklahoma ranks “first in the nation in giving antipsychotic medication to nursing home residents, according to AARP Oklahoma.” According to AARP Oklahoma State Director
March 29, 2019
Charlotte Stories (March 29) NC Becomes Employment First State, Expanding Opportunities for People with Disabilities Governor Roy Cooper officially declared North Carolina as an Employment First State through signing of an Executive Order today in Kernersville, NC at the Piedmont Triad Regional Council.

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