The Government and Disability

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In a surprising move, this administration is doing something right about the disability scandals that are going on.  They should get some kudos for that and I am giving it to them. They are tightening  “its grip on 1,500 administrative law judges to ensure that disability benefits are awarded consistently and to rein in fraud in the program.”  Instead of letting these judges award whatever they want for whatever reason they want, they are cracking down on judges who are awarding disability benefits outside the norm.  Wow. I have written about these scandals before on this site but I never thought something would be done.   We’ll see what happens in the end because “the union that represents many of the judges complains that the change will strip them of independence and open the process to political meddling”. Yes, these judges have union.  How is that even possible?

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “The Government and Disability

  1. Sir-Lance-a-Lot
    January 4, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Don’t knock unions, Doug. If doctors had one, you might not need to write this blog.

    Oh, and the damned WSJ paywall has me stymied again.

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