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  •  as a disabled SS recipient of 15 years... (7+ / 0-)

    THANK YOU!!!

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      triv33, lotlizard, Mlle Orignalmale

      I'm still pretty young, but I've got you beat by several years, newbie! ;-)

      Seriously, we need to remind everyone here--during this chained CPI debate and every other policy discussion--that there are MILLIONS of us out here on SSDI. And that changes to SS & Medicare affect us too, often much more severely than those pampered, precious 'Old Folks' that everyone is always so worried about. Because we usually don't have other resources: pensions, retirement accounts, adult children & K-Street lobbyists to take care of us.

      Repeat after me, my fellow progressives: Social Security and Medicare cover the elderly AND the disabled.

      Here endeth the Public Service Announcement.

      Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.

      by earicicle on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 02:15:45 PM PST

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      •  hey!!! you're on my soapbox! (4+ / 0-)
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        earicicle, triv33, lotlizard, blueoasis

        ...but you say it so eloquently. thanks.

        what was so hard for me is that i was disabled by a catastrophic illness that should have (if only) killed me in 30-60 days. instead, i'm still struggling financially and health-wise all these years later with nothing left but the memory of what it was like to live la vida grande.

        i do my best to interject the plight of the disabled into each of these discussions.

        •  Looks like we're on the same soapbox, (2+ / 0-)
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          liberaldemdave, blueoasis

          liberalemdave. I shoulda been dead a long time ago, too. But apparently you can't kill an Irishwoman! I'm always one of the youngest Medicare patients in any medical office, and the receptionists keep reminding me to get my Medicare card laminated...'cause I have one of the oldest Medicare cards they see. Wonder if it'll last me another 50 years?

          Let's work together on reminding our fellow progs that we're still here. And apparently zombie-like in our resilience!

          Okay, nap time for this sleepy zombie! Nice to have made a new friend in this stressful time. I've called both my Senators (Leahy & Sanders) as well as my Rep (Welch), and talked extensively with staffers of each. My case is about as dramatic as it gets...disabled in mid-twenties; Irishwoman with family that lives well into their 90s. Not trying to set any world records here, but...

          Thinking good thoughts for you,
          ear ;-)

          Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.

          by earicicle on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 02:42:22 PM PST

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