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Social Security Protects American Workers And Their Families

Social Security will celebrate it’s 80th Anniversary in August. Few Americans working today can remember a time when Social Security wasn’t part of the social fabric of America. Since the Social Security retirement program was enacted under Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1935, it has expanded in important ways. In 1939, benefits for dependent survivors of wage earners were added. And in 1956, disability insurance benefits were added. Today, as in the past, millions of Americans rely on these Social Security…
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Affordable Healthcare Upheld By Supreme Court – Ezra Klein

1) This wasn’t a “win for Obamacare.” Obamacare is words written on paper. This was a win for the more than 6 million people who will keep their health insurance. It’s a win for parents who can be sure their children can go to the doctor, and for minimum-wage workers who can call an ambulance without worrying about debt. Basic health security for millions of people was on the line in this decision. Everything else was secondary to that. 2) This was also a…
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Ways To Protect Your Social Security Disability Benefits

Workers’ Compensation and other  public disability benefits may reduce your  Social Security Benefits   “Some attorneys and advocates of   Social Security Disability clients are not aware that  they can put your social security disability benefits  in jeopardy by accepting public benefits or benefits for Workers’ Compensation.”   Gerald M. Welt, Esq.  (April 2015) If you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits and benefits through the Medicare program you may be unaware that Workers’ Compensation and other public disability benefits may…
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Your Disability Clients Can Qualify For Additional Benefits

If you are an attorney with clients receiving disability benefits through the Medicare program, or are a recepient of disability benefits through the Medicare program, you may be unaware there are many free and low cost Medicare opportunities available. My office now has a dedicated health insurance professional who will assist you in helping your clients maximize their health coverage. Call 702.382.2030 and ask for our insurance professional who can help you navigate the health insurance maze free of charge….
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60 Minutes Report Denounced For Disability Misinformation

60 Minutes Report Denounced For Disability Misinformation National Disability Organizations Criticize Media Coverage That Echoes Misleading NPR Report This link http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/10/07/60-minutes-report-denounced-for-disability-misi/196317 is a post by Media Matters which denounces the 60 minutes report. Highlights are below: Lisa Ekman, Director of Federal Policy at Health & Disability Advocates, said the organization was “extremely disappointed that 60 Minutes chose to air such a one-sided story based on anecdote and supposition … Misleading media reports like the one on 60 Minutes distract from…
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NOSSCR Issues Statement Regarding 60 Minutes’ Report

60 Minutes Perpetuates Harmful Myths About Social Security Disability Programs In Misleading, Inaccurate Report Englewood Cliffs, NJ — A 60 Minutes broadcast aired last night about the Social Security disability programs was an egregious piece of biased, anecdote-based reporting that lacked critical facts and context for viewers. This is the latest in an array of sensationalized and misleading media coverage that has perpetuated myths and stereotypes about the Social Security disability programs and the people they help. These media reports…
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Las Vegas SUN Covers Story of Memory Loss Patient

Tina Kitchel at home with her son Christian, 3, on Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Pahrump. Kitchel went into cardiac arrest three years ago during the birth of her son Christian. Her heart stopped for 27 minutes and she was in a coma for 13 days. Today, her brain no longer has the function to store short term memory. By Brian Nordli (contact) Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 | 2 a.m. Memory Loss Launch slideshow » Tina Kitchel stirred awake in Spring…
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Malpractice Suits Play Unexpected Role In Patient Safety

LOS ANGELES — MUCH of the discussion over the Affordable Care Act has focused on whether it will bring down health care costs. Less attention has been paid to another goal of the act: improving patient safety. Each year tens of thousands of people die, and hundreds of thousands more are injured, as a result of medical error.   Experts agree that the best way to reduce medical error is to gather and analyze information about past errors with an…
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Attorney Gerald M. Welt Recently Acknowledged by Peers

Imagine my surprise as Nevada Justice Association’s outgoing president invited me to the podium to accept the Badger Award on behalf of the NJA at the organization’s annual conference, held this year in San Diego, California. The annual award is given to the NJA member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty, who has worked to promote the cause of the association, to further its goals and ideals, and for distinguished service to the people of Nevada….
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People’s Law School – 25 Year Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago Rich Myers returned from an American Trial Lawyers Association  (ATLA) board of delegates meeting tasked with establishing a “people’s law school,” which was a public education venture to bring the trial lawyer to the general public and give the public a chance to learn about the law and better connect with local attorneys. With a “let’s see how this goes” attitude, little budget and limited model, Rich depended on his own contacts and called in favors from…
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