Disabilities and ACA and other options? Requesting ideas
In the wake of the ACA, but even beyond that when Humana came into play, we have left many Americans both unable to work but also unable to qualify for disability, yet further unable to afford the high cost of life saving medication.
So my question is: Are there any alternatives for this group who have fallen through the cracks?
This is not so much a debate over ACA as a reality I am trying to help a few people overcome. So I would greatly appreciate any direction toward alternatives for medication.
To give a for instance: (1)The SSA has determined that have juvenile diabetes no matter if the condition makes you unable to hold a job despite being under control is not considered a disability. The reason a person would not be able to hold a job while having it under control is that even under control the conditions can make you very tired and unable to preform a minimal levels in many fields. (2) Having a poor working memory that has not shown progress despite intervention and tests at an IQ level of 54 is not deemed a disability although the ability to hold a job with such might be impossible.
Further if the person cannot afford medication, which with both conditions can be exceedingly high, what possible hope do they have to be able to work?
So what are options to afford such people their medication? While there are sliding scales to see doctors at this time, I am not seeing anything with many medications. It would seem that in order to limit the burden on society and further the self sufficient abilities of such people that there would be some sort of program.