Disability Insurance

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RanMan
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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 668
   Posted 2/28/2005 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
 
I've read on several of the posts on different boards, about the difficulties people are having trying to get some kind of medi-care or social assistance. I'm reading about people having to wait two or more years or having to get a laywer and go up against a court judge to explain your case when it seems obvious that you need the assistance.
 
I'm from Canada and I find it mind boggling when I hear about all the trouble that you're having, especially when I consider that I have epilepsy and ulcerative colitis (both under control) and I had no problems at all and no questions asked and I WAS APPROVED both by Sun Life of Canada Disability and Canada Pension Disability, also unemployment insurance medical for one year (all at the same time), all I needed was a medical from ONE of my Docs.  so I went with my Neurologist (he is also familiar with my ulcerative colitis).
 
My former employer of 30 years recommended to the head office that I go off on Disability, and when that is expired-medical retirement til age 65.
 
We also have free health benefits FOR ALL PEOPLE for most drugs (if approved by the FDA) or if it's not covered, I pay for the drug and send in the receipt to my wife's employment health care plan for full reimbursement.
 
I realize that your Government is trying to cut down on fraud (ours is too, always people trying to defraud the system by trying to put in a false claim) but this is taking it too far.
 
In this country, Health Care is the number one priority (as I think it should be because of the baby-boom population getting older).
 
Sorry for the long post but I had to vent.
 
Randy (ontario)

Diagnosed with epilepsy and ulcerative colitis in 1979,
Been on meds ever since.
 
275mg-dilantin/day
120mg-pheonobarb/day
3,000mg-Mesasol/day


Hazelbug
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 38
   Posted 2/28/2005 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean.  Healthcare in the U.S. really sucks.  I don't have health insurance and I can't afford to go to the doctor or get any kind of mental health counseling.  I know I need to be on anti-depressants and I need to get counseling, but there aren't any options for me.  This country is really screwed up.  Maybe I should move to Canada.

FinalNirvana
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Date Joined Sep 2004
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 2/28/2005 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmm. I just wish I wasn't a minor so I could seek treatment of any kind. I don't want to go against my parents wishes but I feel really trapped.
Obviously, I'm not exactly educated about our healthcare system being fourteen but I know enough about it to realize it isn't ideal.
Well...I guess every country has its flaws?

RanMan
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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 668
   Posted 2/28/2005 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Inability to receive healthcare and the crime rate are indirectly related.

If people have a medical disability like bipolar, manic depression, epilepsy, schizo etc, they require certain counselling and/or medications, if they cant afford it, they could start acting violent/hence, they become criminals and are labelled as "bad people" when actually they just have a medical condition that can be treated with meds (if they were made available and affordable).

Sorry for the long post but I had to vent.

Randy (ontario)

Diagnosed with epilepsy and ulcerative colitis in 1979,
Been on meds ever since.
 
275mg-dilantin/day
120mg-pheonobarb/day
3,000mg-Mesasol/day


Akram
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 616
   Posted 3/1/2005 1:33 AM (GMT -6)   
ohh i'm in a 3rd world country, we don't have things like in the US medical disability or even Welfare >< , when my deppresion hit me and i could not work i was simply let go , they made me even sign a paper that i want to resign and i don't owe the company anything in order for them to pay me the remaining of my salaries. when i came back to work after 1 year it was very hard for me at the start and i made a mistake at work by showing late to a meeting and the everyone seemed to suggest to management i am a crazy person and i am doing it on purpose :( and that company should forget about me .. So i ended up staying 3 years without a job until the company understood what is deppresion and how can a person feel down and act strangly affecting his performance or reliability at work, and that they should take it eazy on me for the first few months etc... now i am trying again to work, and they are much more understanding it's helping me treamendusly.. i know i got potential, i just need them to beleive in me :)
                                                     To be or not to Be


condoleezaiscool
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 50
   Posted 3/4/2005 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Akram what country are you from? Your situation totally sucks!!!
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