An Avoidable Death
A woman died on February 17 this year after her Social Security benefits were terminated and along with them, her medical coverage. http://wate.com/2017/03/13/knoxville-woman-with-epilepsy-dies-after-government-benefits-stop/
While all the details of the legal case are not known, it should be noted that during continuing disability reviews and terminations/cessations of eligibility for disability benefits, recipients can request that their benefits continue pending their appeal.
Of course, health insurance and medication coverage would not be an issue if all the people in the United States had universal health care.
At the risk of repeating myself, I believe that people have to vote as if it is a matter of life and death.
There are many people who vote on matters of importance to them, such as reducing the taxes that they pay.
There are too many other people who do not vote at all. Perhaps, for some, “the perfect is the enemy of the good.”
The story of the Social Security recipient’s death was cited today in Charles Hall’s blog, http://socsecnews.blogspot.com/2017/03/claimant-dies-after-disability-benefits.html