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.
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.
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.
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.