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 1, 2020
The AP (2/1) reported that in the face of “an expected shortage of in-home caregivers for older Arizonans, the state’s Medicaid program is working with insurers and other entities to provide training for entry-level workers, including high school graduates.” The state “has contracted with Southwest Catholic Health Network Corp., Banner-University Family Care and United Hea
January 31, 2020
Disability Scoop (1/31, Larue) reports, “Members of the West Hartford Unified Business Club, founded two years ago, are working to help fellow students who have special needs build a foundation for productive, fulfilling lives after high school by equipping them with fundamental skills to participate in running a small business.” Darlene Borre, the club’s adult adviser and
January 31, 2020
The Wall Street Journal (1/31, Krouse, Subscription Publication) reported Bank of America requires customers to sign confidentiality agreements promising not to discuss the fraud or sue the bank if it attempts to recover funds lost in a scam, as in the case of a 92-year-old customer who lost $40,000. Consumer advocates warn such policies limit awareness of fraud.
January 31, 2020
Detroit Disability Power executive director Dessa Cosma and communications manager Teddy Dorsette write in a Detroit Free Press (1/31) op-ed that Detroit has “much room for improvement” in providing “access to information, criminal justice, education, employment, health care, housing or transportation” for disabled residents and visitors.
January 31, 2020
Washington Post (January 31) A man got thrown out of his wheelchair for reminding an able-bodied SUV driver not to park in the handicapped space, police say
January 31, 2020
The Washington Post (1/31, Searing) reports research indicates that “taking both calcium and vitamin D supplements could trim” the number of people who sustain fractured hips.
January 31, 2020
Kaiser Health News (1/31, Rau) reported that hundreds of US hospitals, “including a number with sterling reputations for cutting-edge care, will be paid less by Medicare after the federal government pronounced that they had higher rates of infections and patient injuries than others.” On Wednesday, CMS “identified 786 hospitals that will receive lower payments for a year u
January 31, 2020
NPR (January 31) For Some Iowa Voters, Caucuses Remain a Barrier to Participation
January 31, 2020
The Washington Post (1/31, Brulliard) reported a Transportation Department proposal would allow airlines to treat emotional support animals as pets.
January 31, 2020
The New York Times (1/31, Span) reported on CPR and attempts to revive elderly patients who are “already near death.” Whether to start CPR for certain patients is “a question arising with greater frequency as more people live to advanced ages, when the odds of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest after CPR are grim, and the chances of avoiding significant neurologic

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