There’s widespread agreement that it’s important to help older adults and people with disabilities remain independent as long as possible. But are we prepared to do what’s necessary, as a nation, to make this possible? This story also ran on NPR. It can be republished… Read More »Biden Seeks $400 Billion to Buttress Long-Term Care. A Look at What’s at Stake.
Chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed how the $1.9 trillion covid relief bill will help bolster the Affordable Care Act with “PBS NewsHour” on Wednesday. Click here to hear Rovner on PBS Colorado correspondent Rae Ellen Bichell spoke with KUNC’s “Colorado Edition” on Wednesday about… Read More »Journalists Explore Covid Relief Bill and Vaccine Issues
Use Our Content It can be republished for free. Rickie Andersen took a brief break from work in March after she fell ill. Her cough, fever and chills were typical covid-19 symptoms, but coronavirus tests were so scarce she could not obtain one to confirm… Read More »For Covid ‘Long Haulers,’ Battling for Disability Benefits Adds Aggravation to Exhaustion
Griffin Dalrymple is an energetic 7-year-old who loves going to school in Eureka, Montana. But two years ago, the boy described by his mother, Jayci, as a “ball of fire” was suddenly knocked back by severe bacterial pneumonia that hospitalized him for two weeks. As… Read More »Push Is On for States to Ban Organ Transplant Discrimination
Use Our Content It can be republished for free. Many covid vaccination registration and information websites at the federal, state and local levels violate disability rights laws, hindering the ability of blind people to sign up for a potentially lifesaving vaccine, a KHN investigation has… Read More »Covid Vaccine Websites Violate Disability Laws, Create Inequity for the Blind
KHN Montana correspondent Katheryn Houghton discussed Thursday on Newsy how covid’s impact on disabled group housing isn’t tracked. Click here to watch Houghton on Newsy Read Houghton’s “Lack of Covid Data on People With Intellectual Disabilities ‘Comes With a Body Count’“ California Healthline senior correspondent… Read More »Journalists Field Questions on Covid Coverage
Every Sunday afternoon, Suzan Mubarak keeps an eye on her phone. That is when her boyfriend will call to let her know he’s outside her house for their weekly wave. This story also ran on NPR. It can be republished for free. Mubarak, 31, and… Read More »Pandemic Sends a Couple Into Indefinite Long Distance Though Just Miles Apart
If you’ve been watching TV lately, you may have seen actor Danny Glover or Joe Namath, the 77-year-old NFL legend, urging you to call an 800 number to get fabulous extra benefits from Medicare. There are plenty of other Medicare ads, too, many set against… Read More »Medicare Open Enrollment Is Complicated. Here’s How to Get Good Advice.
Norma Crosby remembers when she relied on blind faith to cast her vote. The 64-year-old Texan was born virtually without sight, a side effect of her mother catching rubella while pregnant with her. Friends and relatives stood beside her and filled out her ballot at… Read More »For People With Visual Impairments, Truly Secret Ballots Are Elusive
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