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How SB 871 Could Hurt the Disabled Community in Oklahoma

According to a report in The Oklahoman, Senate Bill 871 (SB 871), a proposed law change, could hurt the disabled community in Oklahoma. SB 871 calls for the Office of Disability Concerns to be consolidated with the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth. The director of the Office of Disability Concerns told The Oklahoman that consolidating his office would severely limit their ability to help members of the disabled community in Oklahoma. The Office of Disability Concerns does not have a large staff. Counting the director, the staff totals five people. Disability Concerns assists around 2,500 disabled people a year with issues, such as finding disability resources, businesses or employers failing to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability-related problems at work and finding employment. If SB 871 is passed and Disability Concerns is merged with the Commission on Children and Youth, the director of Disability of Concerns believes…
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Has the President Broken His Promise to Protect Social Security?

The Huffington Post recently featured an article that analyzed President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Specifically, the article focused on whether President Trump has broken his promise to protect Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. Is the President Failing to Keep His Promise to Protect Social Security? Per the report in The Huffington Post, there are five campaign promises regarding Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid that POTUS may have already broken in his first 100 days: Failing to weigh-in on criticism from his own party and administration regarding the Social Security system. President Trump repeatedly called out members of his own party during his campaign for supporting cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. However, since being elected, he no longer defends the Social Security system when fellow Republicans or members of his own administration attack it. Naming a Health and Human Services Secretary who is “anti-Medicare”. President Trump’s…
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Can I Receive Medicare and Social Security Disability Following a Stroke?

As a part of National Stroke Awareness Month, the Winston-Salem Journal recently published an article regarding strokes, including information about whether stroke victims can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Medicare for a disability. Are Stroke Victims Eligible for SSDI and Medicare for a Disability? If people have disabilities that prevent them from being able to work, SSDI can provide for them in several ways, including helping them cover rent or mortgage payments, food costs and other basic expenses. However, those with disabilities often require additional medical treatment. Therefore, having quality medical insurance is essential. Unfortunately, if people with disabilities cannot work, then they will not have access to employer provided health insurance unless their spouse works or they are a child or dependent and their parent or guardian works. Therefore, in many cases, people with disabilities will need Medicare to cover their medical expenses. Generally, if people…
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