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Archive for August 2015

Are disabled Americans being tort-reformed by Congress?

Remember, the Social Security Administration is an insurance company, and Congress is its Board of Directors. Insurance companies make ends meet by increasing premium income and reducing claims paid. Not wanting to raise premiums in the current political environment, congressional focus has turned to an effort to balance the trust fund by reducing claims paid. You can’t very well deny workers their retirement pensions by…

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The week in review: Why do we have to throw disabled people under the bus to get the street fixed?

Last week, the Senate took up debate on transportation funding. Republicans agreed to fund a transportation bill for Americans only if it also denied disability insurance benefits to disabled persons who had received unemployment benefits during any time period when they were unable to work because of disability. In addition, the Republican proposal would deny…

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