Amicus Brief: American Diabetes Association, Cancer Society and Heart Association

 National Patient Groups File Amicus Brief in Federal Appellate Court Defending Patient Protections in the Affordable Care Act Statement of the American Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the… Continue reading

New Year, New Threats on Health Reform

Congressman Ryan, the incoming Chair of the House Budget Committee said on today’s morning TV news shows that the Republicans plan to repeal the new Health Care Plan.  Who knows if there will… Continue reading

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.… Continue reading

Social Security Administration “revamps” their website:

It looks pretty good too! On the Internet, at SSA.GOV the Social Security Administration has updated it’s look. I encourage you to take a look.  I really like it because it is much… Continue reading

A message from Bret Michaels about the Special Diabetes Program

I’ve had diabetes since I was six. It’s a constant battle. Fighting to live a normal life. Every year, diabetes kills more Americans than breast cancer and AIDS combined. It’s an epidemic we… Continue reading

The Health Benefits of Jalapeño Peppers

  This is an excerpt from one of many presentations by Dr. Benigno Villalón, Professor Emeritus Texas A&M University, a.k.a. “Dr. Pepper.” I happen to have special access to everything spicy and good… Continue reading

Is it getting easier to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits? That’s a rhetorical question!

The application process for Social Security Disability is the first stumbling block for my clients and myself.  Once the application has left the local Social Security office to a decision maker, its smooth… Continue reading

What is happening with the Social Security Diabetes listing?

When I first started my blog in March of 2010 the first topic I dealt with was Diabetes. The Social Security Administration (‘SSA”) published new proposed listings at the end of 2009 with… Continue reading

Questions & Answers about Health Reform and Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association has just prepared this new document explaining the impact of the Affordable Care Act on people with diabetes. What is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? The Patient… Continue reading