Hundreds of Thousands of Older Adults and People with Severe Disabilities are Eligible for Federal Student Debt Forgiveness but Bureaucratic Barriers Prevent Relief

Justice in Aging joins advocates in filing a rulemaking petition asking US Department of Education to discharge debt Washington, DC—Data from the Social Security Administration show “Hundreds of Thousands of Older Adults and People with Severe Disabilities are Eligible for Federal Student Debt Forgiveness but Bureaucratic Barriers Prevent Relief”

Coalition of Civil Rights Groups and Legal Scholars Release Report on Intersectional Medical Discrimination During COVID-19

Washington, DC—Today, a coalition of civil rights groups and legal scholars announce the release of a new report: “Examining How Crisis Standards of Care May “Coalition of Civil Rights Groups and Legal Scholars Release Report on Intersectional Medical Discrimination During COVID-19”

Plaintiffs Sue the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Rolling Back Language Access Protections, Harming Older Adults’ Access to Health Care

Trump Administration’s roll-back of a civil rights rule leads to life-threateningbarriers for low-income older adults with limited English proficiencyseeking health care during the pandemic Washington, “Plaintiffs Sue the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Rolling Back Language Access Protections, Harming Older Adults’ Access to Health Care”

Advocates for Older Adults Applaud President Biden’s Steps Towards Reversing Harmful “Public Charge” Rule

Washington, DC (February 3, 2021) On Tuesday, President Biden announced steps towards reversing the Trump Administration’s public charge rule that illegally targets older adult immigrants, “Advocates for Older Adults Applaud President Biden’s Steps Towards Reversing Harmful “Public Charge” Rule”

Amidst Nationwide COVID-19 Surge, Health & Civil Rights Groups Secure Federal Approval of Revised Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines in Texas

Washington, D.C.—Today, amidst an unparalleled rampant spread of COVID-19 infection throughout the country and the looming specter of care rationing as hospitals become overwhelmed, civil “Amidst Nationwide COVID-19 Surge, Health & Civil Rights Groups Secure Federal Approval of Revised Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines in Texas”

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