Disability News: United States and Americas Document List
Updated/Revised Date: 2018-12-07
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Although some of these documents from our USA - Americas category may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted below by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.
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List of USA - Americas Publications:
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to take up class action suit filed by HIV patients who claim CVS Caremark's policy requiring them to obtain medications via mail or drop shipment is discriminatory under Affordable Care Act.
President Trump administration issues second round of sweeping changes to support U.S. healthcare system during COVID-19 pandemic.
Action to Support Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic
$24 Million in temporary wage increases for direct support professionals in group homes and supervised apartments; new guidance for hospitals on families and loved ones.
Many disabled are vulnerable to COVID-19 because of health conditions, people who are blind and those who use wheelchairs are finding it impossible to maintain social distance.
Disability Discrimination Complaint Filed Over COVID-19 Treatment Rationing Plan in Washington State
Health care professionals in US developing protocols including COVID-19 treatment rationing that will determine who will and will not have access to life-saving treatment.
Under proposed change the U.S. government would look more closely at whether certain disability insurance recipients still qualify as disabled after they have already been awarded benefits.
Supporters joined in the celebration at Encino Banquet and Garden in Tarzana, to share in the presentations of this year’s ILCSC Awards.
New Jersey dad declares war on son's incurable disease - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. JAR of Hope nonprofit funds start of medical infusions to slow rare disease that effects 20,000 in U.S..
Candidates for office ignore the disability community at their peril as 74% of likely voters have a disability or have a family member or friend with disabilities.
2018 nominations deadline for Morgan's Wonderland Wall of Fame, which honors individuals from coast to coast who have distinguished themselves in doing great things for people with special needs.
Disability information and statistics for Mexico and the seven countries that make up Central America.
National Council on Disability recommends decoupling eligibility for cash and health benefits; amending small business act to benefit business owners with disabilities.
Airport Security Experts, Disability Rights Advocates Call for Emergency Preparedness Training at Key Airports
New report finds less than half of passenger service workers surveyed at DEN trained in emergency response and evacuation and UC Berkeley study shows livable wages improve airport security by keeping experienced workers on the job.
Combined cuts to Medicaid and education suggest that spending cuts during economic downturns fall more heavily on children than the elderly.
New study shows majority of Americans still suffer from election results anxiety as president Trumps's 100th day draws near.
Autistic Self Advocacy Network condemns Presidents World Autism Awareness Day proclamation, and announcement that the White House will be participating in Light It Up Blue campaign.
The bill repeals a rule from the Obama administration that stripped Second Amendment rights from certain disabled Social Security beneficiaries.
President Trump signs executive order instructing federal agencies to decrease economic burden of policies and regulations that impact constituencies of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Benefits of winning ASBL case against Pentagon would be prodigious for women, minority, and service disabled veteran owned small businesses as they are currently only receiving fraction of contracts they are legally entitled to.
Learn how you or a loved one with a disability can prepare for Election Day with this guide from USAGov.
White House celebration marks fulfillment of President Barack Obama goal to hire 100,000 people with disabilities into the federal government.
Summit addressed financial knowledge and skill gaps of Americans with disabilities and barriers that prevent their full participation in the economic mainstream.
Hillary Clinton outlines her vision for an Inclusive Economy in the latest in her Stronger Together series of speeches.
AMA adopts community guidance to reduce the harmful human and environmental effects of high intensity street lighting.
The scam comes in an email seeming to be sent from the Social Security Administration with the subject line Get Protected.
As popularity of ziplining grows so do related injuries so researchers call for adoption of uniform safety standards across America.
Executive actions on gun control falsely link mental health conditions and gun violence, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) violate civil rights.
U.S. White House press release regarding actions to reduce gun violence and make American communities safer.
Wells Fargo & Company announce celebration of 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act with events across the U.S.A..
Disability activists urge Princeton University to denounce Professor Peter Singer comments, and call for his resignation.
Nearly 10% of residents dissatisfied with current housing, neighborhood, local safety or public services to the point they want to move.
The Oakmont High School teacher lost everything she has worked for including her livelihood, her independence, and her ability to teach and make a difference in the lives of her students.
Senator Tom Harkin unveiled a report that he instructed his staff to investigate barriers that people with disabilities face as they seek to rise out of poverty and enter the middle class.
Senator Tom Harkin introduces 3 bills as part of Access for All agenda for Americans with Disabilities.
NCD joins the legion of civil rights and civic organizations to call for greater justice and accountability.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee takes crucial final step toward ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
National Council on Disability urges swift ratification of the Disability Treaty after recent Supreme Court Decision.
AAAS Board of Directors strongly urges United States to become a party to United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of batches studied either substandard quality or falsified .
Organizations reject decision of Colombian Constitutional Court allowing for sterilization of minors with disabilities without their consent.
NCD outlines principles to guide design and implementation of managed care services for Americans with disabilities.
Feeding America warns that pending cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) will put many of our nation's seniors at risk of hunger.
U.S. International Council on Disabilities effort to get the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified in America.
Cost of living adjustments apply to disability and death pension recipients survivors receiving Dependency and Indemnity Compensation disabled Veterans receiving automobile and clothing allowances and other benefits.
Agreement on Social Security between Canada and Brazil will coordinate pension benefits and provide retirement disability and survivor benefits to eligible Canadians and Brazilians.
A new study on US death rates finds that the numbers are in the same range as deaths from heart attacks and stroke.
More than 80% of US counties fell in standing against the average of the 10 nations with the best life expectancies in the world.
The National Council on Disability introduces two new board members nominated by President Barack Obama.
Brazil has vastly expanded health care coverage improved the populations health and reduced many health inequalities but universal and equitable coverage remains elusive.
Study on leprosy bacteria reports that armadillos may be a source of infection in the Southern United States.
New applicants for government benefits from Social Security to disability payments will no longer be able to get payment in the form of paper checks.
National Partnership for Action launches strategy to strengthen and expand community-led efforts to achieve health equity.
Data show the share of immigrant-headed households legal and illegal with children using at least one welfare program continues to be very high.
Developmental Disabilities Act Revisited recommends Congress change to develop a more uniform national policy that will support goals of Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.
Attention must be focused on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services supervision of the Medicare power mobility benefit.
Nearly Half of Americans Ages 45 to 70 Have No Plans to Protect Themselves Against Outliving Assets or the Rising Cost of Healthcare in Later Life.
Funded status of the typical U.S. corporate pension plan 3.8 percentage points higher to 84.3 percent.
Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act law will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology.
Enable America launched more new programs and services assisting people with disabilities than in any previous year.
Nearly 730,000 nonfatal violent crimes and about 1.8 million property crimes were experienced by people age 12 or older with a disability.
The increasing incidence of disability in recent years has increased the need for quality Disability Income protection even more.
Older Americans are less healthy than their English counterparts but they live as long or even longer than their English peers.
Thousands of women and girls in Argentina suffer needlessly every year because of negligent or abusive reproductive health care.
Obesity smoking traffic fatalities and homicide ruled out as causes of failure of US to keep up with gains in life expectancy in other countries.
U.S. prisons have filled with more than murderers rapists and violent gang members.
Well known CBS News Correspondent Harold Dow has died at age 62.
Athlete Breaks Cycling Record from the Northern to the Southern U.S. Border and From the Pacific to the Atlantic Coast in 44 Days.
Oil spill along the United States Gulf Coast poses health risks to volunteers fishermen clean-up workers and members of coastal communities.
Seattle, Denver, Chicago Among Top 20 Most Livable U.S. Cities for Wheelchair Users.
National Federation of the Blind succeeded in a legal fight to bring two-month-old infant Mikaela Sinnett, home to her parents.
Davenport Welcomes Fraternity Men Cycling Across the Country for People with Disabilities.
Americans believe their social life and their safety would suffer the most if they had a substantial hearing loss.
International disability advocate artist and quadriplegic Joni Eareckson Tada has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Cleanlogic is Helping to Improve the Lives of the 70% of blind adults in America who are unemployed.
The POETA Program objective is to provide access and training in the use of Information and Communication Technologies to people with disabilities to improve their education and job opportunities.
Greater Research is Needed for Mental Illness Along with Federal Action to Offset State Mental Health Crisis and End Disability Backlog.
The laws supporting disability parking privileges are there to ensure that Persons with Disabilities have access to parking spaces.
Few Americans readily make the connection between staying healthy and staying on the job.
Entertainment sports and healthcare organizations have joined forces to screen people at risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
This is the second serious verbal miscue by the Administration about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
July 26, 2009 marks the 19th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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