NAB Asks Congress to Protect the Rights of People with Disabilities and Older Adults during the Pandemic
The NAB requests leadership and assistance to ensure that Congress protects the rights of people with disabilities and older adults, including access to acute and long-term care, during this pandemic.
Some U.S. life insurers are deciding not to gamble on older Americans during the coronavirus crisis by temporarily suspending applications from certain age groups or imposing tougher requirements.
Mr. MacNiallais helped organize the St. Pat’s For All Parade in Queens, a more inclusive version of the annual parade on Fifth Avenue.
As the coronavirus limits access to food, many are relying on customs, like seed saving and canning, that helped their forebears survive hard times.
It’s a moment that people with disabilities have long feared: there’s a shortage of life-saving equipment, like ventilators, and doctors say they may be forced to decide who lives and who dies. People with disabilities worry those judgments will reflect a prejudice that their lives hold less value
A new analysis from the Center for American Progress looks at the growing population of aging and disabled adults and underscores why they must be included in future disaster planning.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed much that is usually hidden. For people with disabilities, the most revealing and terrifying aspect of the crisis is the sharper, more critical view we are getting of long-standing strains of ableism in health care policy and medical ethics
The relief package Congress passed on March 27, was a good start toward mitigating some of the worst impacts of the early stage COVID-19 crisis for seniors. Among other measures, the CARES Act included relief payments for Social Security beneficiaries and gave Medicare and Medicaid new flexibility to cover seniors’ health care costs during the pandemic. But the legislation also left some critical gaps unfilled. Congress must act again to close them.
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