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America's War on the Disabled: 1975-1992 (a history of Ronald Reagan's Social Security Disability Reviews of the 1980's)
In the 1980's, in a budget crisis much like today's, Ronald Reagan's Administration saved a great deal of entitlement money by throwing more than half a million people, and their families, off of Social Security Disability benefits. Recently disabled by MS, I was one. This process, called a "Review," never ended for many. I fought my way through every step of the review ...more
Kindle Edition, 299 pages
(first published July 31st 2011)
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I couldn't put it down. As bad as things seem right now for people with disabilities, they are nowhere as bad as they were during this time period. The historical perspective is valuable for us to understand how we got to where we are now.