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    The largest age group is getting older and after many of them worked hard a good portion of their lives, some are finding their bodies are not functioning as well as they would like. Of course the numbers are going up on SSD because the number of disabled people is going up. I wish this would be mentioned.

    Getting medical treatment? Even when I saw doctors on a regular basis none would touch telling me I may have an inflammatory arthritis. Even though my blood tests were very high regarding the CRP test. Over years. If they had told me I could have received treatment and thus not have to have pain 24/7. But I guess they were following the insurance company's guidelines to cut costs. Or whatever. At least SS recognized I have serious medical issues.

    You know if there was better medical care in this country there would be less people on SSD. Even with Medicare it's a crap shoot. I have no clue as to even finding a doctor that will treat Rheumatoid Arthritis or other inflammatory diseases. Because of bad doctors over my lifetime I am so afraid I am going to go to the wrong one and throw my money away and end up in the same place with no treatment again.

    It would be nice if there was a show that pointed out the real issues. That you can't complain about SSD and SSDI without looking at what affects it and the people on it. I think there are a lot of good points brought up in the comments on here.

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