For many people, getting social security disability benefits can be a manner of life and death. That’s why any delay in finalizing the decision is a huge cause of stress. As it turns out, hearings for eligibility for social security disability have been slowing down to a painful crawl to the point that patients in line have to wait for several more months to get a decision.
The Long Road to a Decision
It can take many months just to get a schedule for a hearing. Once the date is set, however, it’s not even guaranteed that a decision will be made immediately. The average wait for a regular disability hearing averages 19 months, while the wait for decisions to be promulgated can take anywhere from 120 to 180 days. That’s another half year of waiting, time that people with serious conditions may not be able to afford. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2verXuI
Recently, the GOP unveiled their big secret of a healthcare plan to the public. Instead of the warm welcome that they were anticipating, however, it only further stoked concern among citizens irrespective of party affiliation.
Is there cause for alarm on the GOP’s revised healthcare version, though? Here’s a closer look at what it does, and what is there to expect in the ‘Cruz Amendment.’
The Ted Cruz Amendment
In this new version, requirements for the new healthcare insurance marketplace coverage options appear to have gotten a lot less comprehensive than what is currently provided by the ACA. Here, the insurers could sell plans even if they are not all that comprehensive for as long as they also offer at least one ACA-compliant plan. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2woRaS1
When the GOP unveiled their top secret Better Care Reconciliation Act in late June, which is supposedly their proud replacement for the existing Obamacare, a lot of alarm signals went off instead of celebratory ones. Most of the concerns had to do with how burdensome it’s going to be for those with the coverage, and how it essentially will leave millions without viable insurance coverage of their own.
Social Security Disability Today
One of the demographics sure to be affected are those on social security disability. The effect may not necessarily be a direct hit, but it’s there, nonetheless. It comes in the form of the removal of the Medicaid expansion, which was originally meant to cater to the needs of low-income individuals. Once this is repealed, many folks with disabilities will have difficulty finding access to proper healthcare benefits. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2veTaOd