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ObamaCare and Social Security Disability

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Nov 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

I note that there is a great deal of controversy at the moment about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare. Without a doubt, the roll out of this new law has been problematic. I suspect that the government will get the kinks worked out within a few months. One critical aspect of the new law is getting as many people as possible back onto Medicaid.  I am surprised how few of my clients know that they will be able to get health insurance starting in January. Most of them have never heard of this.  I know that hospitals and other community service agencies are doing what they can to get the word out.  That said, we need to do more. Far too many people who are unable to work are also unable to get any medical treatment. This puts these people in a bad spot for applying for disability.  Social Security regulations state that the agency must have some medical evidence of the problems the claimant alleges. Even if you walked into a hearing with a guide dog and a red-tipped cane, a judge is going to have to point to some medical record saying you are, in fact, blind.  The sooner people get back on Medicaid (or other health insurance), the sooner they will be able to document their disability claims.   If you know of anyone who has been ineligible for Medicaid, please have him or her contact the agency in his or her state that administers the program.

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John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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