For states across America that are already in the red, budget-wise, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act could add a few new frightening feet to their pit of debt. Medicaid Health Plans of America has estimated that between 2014 and 2019, the cost of Medicaid will increase $73 billion. That debt falls on both the federal and state governments, with $24.8 billion falling to the federal government and $13.6 billion going to the states.
When an unexpected injury occurs, the future can be frightening. There are numerous disabilities that can impede an individual's ability to work. For Pittsburgh residents who are facing vision or hearing problems, physical impairments or psychological disorders that prevent you from being able to work, there are options available for you.
With disability claims on the rise, here in Pittsburgh as well as throughout the nation, studies have been conducted to find out who uses Social Security disability benefits the most. A recent data analysis shows that the communities that are the most dependent on SSDI benefits are poor rural areas.
America's Social Security system has come under fire recently for being too lenient and not cost-effective. The program was originally started by the federal government 1956 to help older workers with significant impairments that made them unable to work. It was expanded to support those with serious disabilities. Since then, Social Security disability benefits have degraded into a crutch for those with mild disabilities who do not desire to work and, recently, a kind of unemployment insurance not only for residents of Pittsburgh, but throughout the nation.