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The attack on the disabled is baffling

I believe that how a society treats its elderly and disabled reveals its true character. For three decades I have represented disabled individuals in their effort to obtain federal disability benefits. The disability program of the Social Security Administration (SSDI) helps more than 10 million disabled Americans. Although I do not have data on the disability programs of other countries, I suspect that SSDI helps more disabled individuals than any other government program on this planet. […]

By |2018-01-06T15:51:35+00:00January 6th, 2018|Law and Ethics|0 Comments

Putting a human face on the uninsured – Client A

When I discuss government social welfare programs like disability and Medicaid with my conservative friends, they usually express anger over their taxes going to support people who are lazy and do not deserve government assistance. However, when I give my conservative friends the facts of one of my disability cases and ask – should the government help this individual – the answer is usually “Yes”. […]

By |2018-01-06T15:59:40+00:00January 6th, 2018|Law and Ethics|0 Comments

North Carolina should expand Medicaid coverage for the uninsured

A central goal of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) is to significantly reduce the number of uninsured Americans by expanding Medicaid coverage for low income adults to 138% of the federal poverty level ($15,415 for an individual or $26,344 for a family of three in 2012). 25 states are moving forward with Medicaid expansion. […]

By |2018-01-06T16:01:19+00:00January 6th, 2018|Law and Ethics|0 Comments