An Massage Envy employee gives a person a massage.
Discrimination Based On A ‘Potential Future Disability’ Is Not Illegal Under Americans With Disability Act

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act does not protect an individual who is the victim of discrimination due to a potential future disability. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of a massage therapist who was fired due to concerns she might contract the Ebola virus in a planned visit to Ghana.

Velveth Roman Giron, left, and Pedro Marin Alvarez, with their children, Luis, 12, and Kevin, 5, at their home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Immigrant families with severely ill or disabled children now face deportation by Trump administration

Last month, the Trump administration ended “medical deferred action,” a program that allows undocumented families to live and work in the U.S. while receiving treatment for serious or life-threatening illnesses or disabilities. The ACLU of Massachusetts and several other organizations are suing to restore the medical deferred action status.

Tim Hengst, 13, of Clementon, N.J., who is legally blind, practices his swing at the Overbrook Country Club
For these visually impaired golfers, impressive scores are par for the course

The Junior Blind Golf Association partners blind or visually impaired young people with a PGA teacher for regular lessons. The nonprofit provides all of the necessary equipment for free – including the golf clubs – to participants ages 7 to 21 from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Coaches discuss how growing as a golfer also leads participants to gain perspective and perseverance.

A patient being fitted for new glasses at a clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee
Share of Americans with health insurance declined in 2018

About 27.5 million people, or 8.5 percent of the population, lacked health insurance for all of 2018, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. It was the first increase of the uninsured population since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. Experts said the leading cause is likely the Medicaid cuts that have taken place under the Trump administration.