Wednesday, January 23, 2013


On Monday, President Barack Obama was sworn in in front of the Capitol’s West Front and gave his second inaugural address. If you missed the address and would like to read it, please click here.

President Obama’s speech included references to programs important to people with disabilities--Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. “The commitments we make to each other through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, these things do not sap our initiative. They strengthen us.” As Congress attempts to avoid scheduled across-the-board budget cuts (the “sequester”) and develop a comprehensive deficit reduction plan over the next several weeks, it is possible that changes could be made to these programs.

As the 113th Congress opens and a new presidential term begins, the Society will continue to urge that Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security remain strong for people with disabilities.


Anonymous said...

My disability claim's been denied, because my medical records didn't adequately document problems, b/c I have not had health insurance for years. How many others are in the same plight?

I can't support myself; I have no family; the bank kicks me out Feb. 15.

More and more people live single and alone. How many of us will suffer from illnesses alone, or end our lives?

MS Activist said...

Thank you for sharing your story. Please remember that the Society has highly skilled MS navigators equipped to respond to your needs and find the information and resources you need. You can contact an MS navigator by calling the Information Resource Center at 1-800-344-4867.

Anonymous said...

I have MS and I receive ssi, ssd, and welfare but it is still not enough to shop for healthy food or eat healthy, and it is also a struggle trying to pay rent and other bills, I think they should raise the amount of money and food stamps to the disabled. Sometimes it puts you in a depression and you just want to cry for days but you don't want your children to see the struggles you are dealing with, so you try to keep a smile on your face in front of them but you are really crying inside.

MS Activist said...

Thank you for sharing your story and reading our blog. If you feel like you need additional support, please do not hesitate to contact the Society's Information Resource Center at 1-800-344-4867, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Standard Time. Our MS navigators can help ensure that you receive the resources or information you may need.