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. 

March 11, 2021
TIME (3/11, Abrams) reports the first 50 days of the Biden Administration “have largely been focused on helping Americans who have suffered during the pandemic, including by passing a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.
March 11, 2021
Opinion: Staffing Must Be Improved In Order To Make Nursing Homes Safer In Post-Pandemic World. In an opinion piece for Politico (3/11), David Grabowski, a professor of healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School, says “there are many ideas floating around for how to fix nursing homes to make them
March 11, 2021
The Hill (3/11, Cohn) reports that “a growing epidemic of loneliness is affecting large swaths of the U.S.
March 10, 2021
NBC News (3/10) reports the practice of denying organ transplants to people with intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities “is common in the United States, even though it is illegal under the Americans with Disabilities Act.” According to a 2008 study, “44 percent of organ transplant centers said the
March 10, 2021
Kaiser Family Foundation (March 10) Are Health Centers facilitating Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations? These early data show that health centers appear to be reaching people of color at a hi
March 10, 2021
The Albany (NY) Times Union (3/10, Fries) reports, “Service providers say New York pocketed $400 million in enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) aid that should have flowed to nonprofits providing direct care, housing and other supportive services to people with intellectual and development
March 10, 2021
Kaiser Health News (March 10)
March 9, 2021
California Healthline (March 9) For COVID ‘Long Haulers,’ Battling for Disability Benefits Adds Aggravation to Exhaustion
March 9, 2021
The Washington Post (3/9, Riley) reports in its “Cybersecurity 202” column that cybercriminals are “flooding potential victims with scams using the pending coronavirus relief plan as bait.” That’s according to a “new report by researchers at cybersecurity firm Proofpoint.” Researchers “discovered a campaign
March 9, 2021
Disability Scoop (3/9, Diament) reports, “Four Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives said Monday that they want to see a bipartisan investigation looking at the effects of the closures on children with disabilities as well as state and local compliance with federal special education law.” Reps.

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