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-threatening barriers for low-income older adults with limited English proficiency seeking health care during the “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”

Across California, Hospitals Are Making Matters Worse for Patients with Disabilities and Older Adults During Covid-19

AUGUST 27, 2020: Disability rights and older adult advocates from the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, Disability Rights California, Justice in Aging, and Independent “Across California, Hospitals Are Making Matters Worse for Patients with Disabilities and Older Adults During Covid-19”

More Scrutiny Needed of Florida’s Coronavirus Isolation Centers, Seniors’ Advocates Say

ABC News: More Scrutiny Needed of Florida’s Coronavirus Isolation Centers, Seniors’ Advocates Say, August, 26, 2020 Advocates for nursing home residents have raised concerns that “More Scrutiny Needed of Florida’s Coronavirus Isolation Centers, Seniors’ Advocates Say”

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