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 31, 2020
Washington Post (January 31) An engineering student is helping envision a self-driving future for people with disabilities
January 31, 2020
New York Times (January 31) Many Adults Are Helping Their Parents Financially Despite Strain In a new AARP survey, one in three gave money for needs like groceries and housing. “This is not about helping Mom and Dad take another cruise.”
January 30, 2020
Disability Scoop (1/30, Diament) reports the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has weighed “in on where and how animals assisting people with disabilities should be welcome” with “new guidance clarifying the rights of people with disabilities to have service animals in their homes.” The guidance “notes that certificates, registrations and licensing documents f
January 30, 2020
Employee Benefits News (January 30) Busting the myths around disability inclusive workplaces
January 30, 2020
The AP (1/30) reports that on Thursday, New Hampshire’s Senate “voted to approve a bill to ensure that funding for its Medicaid to Schools program for children with disabilities continues.” The article says New Hampshire “had expanded the number of students who could be eligible for services.
January 30, 2020
WIVB (January 30) Understaffed: nursing homes struggle to find workers Some experts believe that staffing is by far the most important factor when it comes to a nursing home’s safety and quality of care. Yet, New York is one of a handful of states that do not mandate numerical staffing standards for nursing homes. Will that change?
January 30, 2020
The Wall Street Journal (1/30, Adamy, Subscription Publication) reports new CDC data show that life expectancy in the US increased in 2018, the first increase in four years, as the rate of deaths from drug overdose, cancer, and accidents declined. Overall, life expectancy at birth was 78.7 years, up one-tenth of a year from 2017.
January 29, 2020
Writing for Forbes (1/29), Ted Knutson reports Senate Aging Committee Chair Susan Collins revealed Wednesday that Social Security impersonation scams have “become the top way fraudsters try to victimize the elderly.” Collins said, “The emotional and psychological tolls for those who have lost hard-earned life savings are beyond measure,” noting that “the losses to seniors
January 29, 2020
USA Today (1/29, Tate) reports that even though Amtrak reversed its “decision to charge two wheelchair users $25,000 to ride a train in Illinois,” the railroad has been “slow to make progress on improving the accessibility of its stations and trains.” Amtrak was “given until 2010 to comply” with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but “a decade later, most of the network’

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