Who is actually unfit to work?Disability is on the rise in America: Part 2
When government checks come in every month, banks in Hale County, Alabama stay open late and Main Street there are nothing but cars waiting to unload an old arm chair or TV to have a yard sale.
Chana Joffe-Walt met Sonny Ryan who is a retired judge in Hale County, Alabama did not hear Social Security Disability cases in his courtroom. Judge Sonny Ryan remember a man who was on disability and looked really healthy. Then the Judge Sonny Ryan ask the man from his bench what is your disability? The man replied I have high blood pressure and diabetes and Judge Sonny Ryan responded so do I.
Judge Sonny Ryan said there is no diagnosis called disability. You cannot go to the doctor to run the test and the doctor informs you it looks like you have a disability. It is hard enough to end up with one person with high blood pressure who is categorized as disabled and another is not.
Chana Joffe-Walt talked to a lot of people in Hale County, Alabama who were on Social Security Disability. They said sometimes the disability seem to be clear.
Chana Joffe-Walt said when he had his accident in his 1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo, Diane Mitchell he met in the coffee shop told him about the car accident. Dane Mitchell said to Chana Joffe-Walt you flipped your jeep on both sides, and flew about 165 feet from the jeep and went through 12 to 14,000 volts of electric lines. Chana Joffe-Walt said after he landed into a briar patch, he broken all of the toes on his right foot, breaking his right rib, seven of his vertebrae, shattering one, cracked his neck, and had a punctured lung.
The stories Chana Joffe-Walt was told it seemed unclear. He sat with many women in……….
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