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. 

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 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 28, 2020
STAT (December 28) We need long-term solutions for older Americans’ long-term care
December 28, 2020
In an op-ed for STAT (12/28), Jasmine Travers, gerontological nurse practitioner and assistant professor of nursing at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, writes, “Long-term care needs to be on the new administration’s agenda.
December 28, 2020
Texas Tribune (December 28) “We need to be at the table”: Texans with disabilities worry changes in legislative process during the  pandemic could shut them out COVID-19 rules and accommodations are still uncertain in the Capitol, though many people with disabilities don't plan to give testimony in person because of fears of exposure.
December 28, 2020
Washington Post (December 28) In a retirement community, residents give back to staff by tutoring their children
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
December 27, 2020
Arkansas Online (December 27) Records show lapses, gaps at state-run sites
December 27, 2020
Tribes Try To Shield Elders And Their Knowledge From Virus AP (12/27, Christine Fernando)

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