If you are disabled and not working, finding adequate health insurance and medical care can be challenging if you are not covered by a spouse’s insurance plan. The cost may be prohibitive, but failing to get medical care can result in significant harm.
Know Your Options
While health insurance and medical care is expensive, it is important to understand your options so that you can get the health care you deserve. You may be able to afford medical care by:
- Enrolling in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act
- Visiting one of the 537 free clinics in Texas
- Working out a payment plan with your doctor or hospital
Medical Care Is Important for Two Reasons
It is very important to any disability case to get regular treatment in order to have medical evidence which shows the severity of your condition. However, even more important than medical evidence is the pain relief or life-extending treatment that you might receive if you visit a doctor.
For these reasons, you should make every effort to find some way to get to a doctor to be treated so that you can protect your health and your potential Social Security disability claim now.
It is also important to keep in mind that if you are eligible for Social Security disability, you will also be eligible for Medicare beginning two years after your Social Security disability entitlement date—which may be sooner than two years from now. This can make a significant difference in the amount you pay for health care and can help ensure that you get the medical care you deserve.
Contact the Board Certified Attorneys at Morgan & Weisbrod today for further suggestions on how to get the medical care you deserve and how to protect your Social Security disability claim. We are available to you via this website or by phone at (214) 373-3761.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.