Although no one can predict the future, CNN Money reports health care costs could rise as little as 6.5% in 2014, when the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented. This estimate is contrary to claims made by President Obama when he claimed Obamacare would decrease the cost of medical care, but the estimated increase pales in comparison to hefty rises we have seen in the last ten years. The good news for consumers is the costs, which have substantially outpaced wage growth, appears to be shrinking.
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According to a recent study published Monday in the Journal of Pediatrics, African-American and Hispanic children are far less likely to be seen by specialists for autism and other health conditions than their white peers. The records of 3,615 children with autism at the Massachusetts General were evaluated by Dr. Sarahbeth Broder-Fingert and her colleagues, and they discovered that children from African-American and Hispanic families were far less likely to receive specialized care for conditions such as autism.
If you are suffering from a severe mental illness you may be unable to maintain employment and may be wondering what options you have to support yourself and your family. Mental illness, although not necessarily visible to others, can be as debilitating as a physical health condition. Recently on our disability forum we had a user ask, “If I have a severe mental illness can I get Supplemental Security Income (SSI benefits)?”
One of the most common questions asked by disability applicants is what they need to do to make sure their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) case is approved the first time they apply for benefits and they avoid a Social Security Disability Insurance denial. Although up to 70% of claims are denied at the application level, there are many claims which would not have been denied if the claimant had taken the right steps prior to applying for SSDI.
If you have applied for disability benefits and been denied or you are considering filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for the first time you might wonder when is the best time to contact a disability attorney. Recently on our disability forum we had a user ask, “If I am going to file for SSDI how do I know when it the right time to hire a disability attorney?”