The United States of Disability
Chana Joffe-Walt, of NPR and Planet Money, took a long look at people who are on disability benefits in the United States. She researched for six months as to why so many Americans are on disability now and why they aren’t getting off it. From the doctors who diagnosis physical ailments, to the courts who grant the benefits, to the new industry of disability law firms and the men and women who no longer fit into the work force who’s only chance at a living wage is a disability check, all these things are looked at. One of Chana’s final thoughts – Somewhere around 30 years ago, the economy started changing in some fundamental ways. There are now millions of Americans who do not have the skills or education to make it in this country. Read more below.
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