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Like nearly 30 other states, North Carolina granted legal immunity to nursing homes to shield them from COVID-19 lawsuits. Nursing homes argued that they needed protection as the coronavirus raged through their facilities and the recommended safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fluctuated.
As President Joe Biden introduces a coordinated federal approach to address the COVID-19 pandemic, he’s turning attention to the virus’ impact on people with disabilities.
Civil rights officials at the Department of Health and Human Services issued a series of actions to protect people with disabilities from health care discrimination by medical providers during the pandemic.
In the waning days of 2020, Congress passed a second Covid-19 relief bill as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which was then signed into law on Dec. 27. While the $600 stimulus check is the most touted (and perhaps most controversial) aspect, this bill, like the CARES Act before it, also includes provisions that may affect your retirement account.
As Social Security faces funding issues and life expectancies increase, the program could raise the age when people are eligible for full benefits.
People with ALS often must quit their jobs — and sometimes their spouses do, too, to provide care — leaving families in financial distress. A decade-long campaign by advocates highlighting this predicament notched a victory last month when Congress passed a bill opening key support programs earlier for ALS patients.
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