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Having A Chronic Illness/Disability Isn’t Cheap

It seems to be a common misconception that people on government assistance have so much money. Like me for example. I'm on Medicare, Medicaid, and SSDI. That means I'm rich, right? Wrong. So, so, so wrong. While I am thankful that I don't have medical bills to pay, I still have copays and things that… Continue reading Having A Chronic Illness/Disability Isn’t Cheap

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Sick and Disabled and Relying on Health Insurance

Hi, my name is Shelby, I'm 25, and I'm deaf, chronically ill, and disabled. I am lucky enough to be on Medicare and Medicaid. My main condition is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type. Because of hEDS, I have joint dislocations and subluxations, hyperextentions, joint hypermobility, syncope and near syncope, Interstitial Cystitis, Fibromyalgia, degenerative disk disease, chronic… Continue reading Sick and Disabled and Relying on Health Insurance