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There’s no place like home – if you can afford it.

May 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Blog, Featured Home Page Post

Affordable housing crisis hits people with disabilities especially hard. A new report, “Priced Out in 2012″ shows just how inadequate Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is to help people meet this basic human need.

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Chicago Tribune Gets Disability Wrong

April 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Blog, Featured Home Page Post

Below is a letter to the editor that I submitted to the Chicago Tribune on April 5, 2013 in response to its editorial “Disability insurance, out of control.” It was published in the Local Voices section online and in some zoned sections of Chicagoland Health and Family on April 17, 2013.  I write to disagree with the views [...]

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More Chained What?

March 13th, 2013 · Comments Off · Blog, Featured Home Page Post

As the President looks for a grand bargain balanced between tax increases and spending cuts to get rid of the across the board cuts to discretionary spending known as the sequester, that really bad proposal to cut the cost of living adjustment for people receiving Social Security and other benefits I told you about back in [...]

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We take exception; it’s not the rule

July 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Blog, Featured Home Page Post

Open letter to The New York Times submitted last week: The premise of Frank Bruni’s Individualism in Overdrive (July 17, Op-Ed) might be accurate, but his example of Social Security beneficiaries “bilking the government” is way off the mark.  Disability requirements are stringent – most people are denied – and many eligible people must go [...]

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