When a person becomes disabled, he or she likely encounters new challenges. For instance, covering medical costs may be quite difficult. However, as one man's story shows, a disability does not necessarily prevent a person from working and earning an income. His story also demonstrates how Supplemental Security Income can benefit those with disabilities who can work.
The high costs of healthcare are proving to be increasingly overwhelming for older couples throughout the nation, many of who must choose between food and medical equipment. Even those receiving Social Security Disability payments are feeling the pinch because of the skyrocketing price of medical care, which has left an entire population of older adults with few healthcare options.
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.