Archive | June, 2010

Long Waits for Disability, Then More for Medicare: A Story

The Oregonian reports: “Sue Sherman of Southwest Portland lived a peaceful, healthy life until she was dealt an ugly card last year: a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. “From the whirl of appointments, tests and drugs arose an enduring irony of any serious illness: too many moments surrendered just to the act of waiting, for doctors, […]

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Fibromyalgia Must be Carefully Proved in Disability Claims

Chicago attorney Jeff Rabin has developed an expertise in Fibromyalgia disability cases, and wrote an article detailing the process of winning a case: …In Fibromyalgia claims the clinical notes and a report of the treating rheumatologist are most important. A 1996 decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals established that a rheumatologist is the primary source […]

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Social Security 2009 Stats: Numbers of Disability Recipients by State

Social Security (SSA) has released statistics which track, by state, the numbers of recipients of Disability payments as well as showing other SSA beneficiaries of our important social insurance program. These federal funds support widows, children whose parents have died, retirees and the disabled. For many, this is the only possible access to health insurance […]

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Dialogue Heats Up on Social Security Reform

From Ted Marmor in today’s Huffington Post: What we have is a case of ideology masked as fiscal prudence. There is every reason to believe that Peter Peterson and the personnel of his foundation believe profoundly in the virtues of a smaller public sector, a robust means-tested conception of social welfare policy, and the importance […]

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