More of the Same

For those regular readers of my blog you probably know that I have a lifelong disability.   For me being disabled is just a fact of my life and not something I had to get used to like those who become disabled through injury or disease.   It’s probably harder for people to become disabled later in life.   You lose all of your previous abilities physically and sometimes mentally.   This can often mean that you’re no longer employable.   That can be extremely difficult to deal with as your source of income suddenly disappears.

People who have been employed for many years have usually paid what are called FICA taxes.   These taxes are used to fund Social Security and Medicare systems.   Social Security disability insurance is part of this and you can apply for benefits if you are no longer able to work due to a disability, whether it be temporary or permanent.   Unfortunately, it’s difficult to navigate the maze of government bureaucracy and most likely your application will be denied.   It’s a shame but that is the way the bureaucracy functions.

I don’t look forward to the future of even more government bureaucrats running the health-care system.   I’ve been on Medicare for 25 years and I can tell you that it’s no picnic.   There will be more of the same.