Inmate Dies from Stroke

http://stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/st-louis-county-inmate-who-died-dec-suffered-a-stroke/article_506efaa9-aee1-5be4-a0ca-37bb78ae2365.html

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Lawyers will look into the reason for medical treatment delay and what jail personnel are required to do for inmates for who are ill. The law also protects inmates. Family of the inmate may seek civil money damages for wrongful death claim.

St Louis Churches pay down Medical Debt

http://stltoday.com/news/local/metro/st-louis-churches-buy-up-million-in-medical-debt-then/article_cb5202e1-19ae-5cdb-aa4a-4359d17b5db2.html

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For anyone who has faced a chronic illness, whether it be from a work injury or disability, medical bills are a big deal.

Be sure to read this story. Churches in the St Louis are bought up the debt of those in poverty and forgave it.

3-D Color Xrays Could Help Spot Deadly Disease

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/health/3d-color-xrays-cern.html?hpw&rref=health&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

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These new technologies may also help better explain the severity of a condition. This may be especially helpful in Social Security Disability and Work Injury cases.

Iowa Doctor Takes on Opioid  Epidemic

http://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/23/health/opioid-addiction-suboxone-treatment.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

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Many injured workers and people seeking Social Security Disability need this type of help.

Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

A Health Care Reform Blog––Bob Laszewski’s review of the latest developments in federal health policy, health care reform, and marketplace activities in the health care financing business.

Source: Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

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What happens to health insurance and Medicaid will make a large impact on many people who are applying for Social Security Disability and SSI. This is the only way a large number people are able to receive medical treatment, and without proper treatment their disability case will be denied. The reason is that Social Security bases almost all of its decision on the medical records. Therefore, little or no medical treatment means no Social Security Disability for the people who do not have access to health insurance.