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This has been the most frustrating day.
I have been working since I was 14.
I am now trying to apply for #disability--#SSDI.
It's a ridiculously arduous process meant to trip people up and keep desperate/sick/#disabled people from accessing help.

We must do better.
#CripTheVote
Since the #GOPTaxScam, my health insurance premium costs $1,978.10 PER MONTH for an HMO.
The cost of being sick in America.

That is just my premium--not the co-pays, not the cost of oxygen, hospital bed, Rxs.

I'm already bankrupt and soon The Wife will be as well.
#CripTheVote
My health insurance premium costs $24k a year.
That's more than I make as a writer.
How is this acceptable, America?
If I didn't have a partner, I would be on the street, paralyzed and sick.
Is this what we want for our most vulnerable people?
#CripTheVote
This is so much to navigate every day--medical care and services, fighting for the help you need (I still can't get what I need despite that hefty price tag--for two years I have been fighting for a wheelchair lift and motorized chair), fighting to stay alive.

#CripTheVote
And in all of this I keep thinking about how if I am struggling this hard when I talk to people for a living, know how to navigate systems and ask questions and demand answers, what about people without that ability? How many people are just giving up and ending up #homeless?
And it's not like #disability makes you wealthy.
I was told the #SNAP card will be $172 a month, the #SSDI payment will pay about $800 per month.

Is this actually enough to live on?
I don't see how.
How could you pay for housing?
#CripTheVote
Also, you aren't allowed to own anything if you apply for #SSDI--you can't have more than $2,000 in assets.
So you have to be destitute to apply.
It's a terrible process and a successful outcome just means you won't be on the street.
Can't we do better than this?
#CripTheVote
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