I tried to explain that this is NOT the case. Unfortunately, I can't post this to her anymore as apparently my disagreement with her warranted an "unfriending". My goal, although I do support the legislation, is always to try to help people navigate filing for SSDI and I was not trying to discuss politics. I do support the legislation and it is a mystery to me how anyone suffering from chronic, incurable illness that is filing for SSDI and is facing a real possibility of losing insurance coverage, having claims denied and more, could oppose this. And although she offered no substantive arguments, she made it clear she "hated" it. That's fine.
But the reality of the point I want to make to everyone who is or might be filing for SSDI is that the Affordable Care Act and SSDI are NOT, repeat NOT connected in ANY way whatsoever. If your doctor is telling you this, they are misleading you because they have their own reasons for not liking the legislation and/or don't want to take the time to file the paperwork themselves and want to push it off on another doctor.
I take this very seriously and wanted to be sure I had my facts straight, so I went straight to my own Disability Representative who helped me file and appeal my claim. Here are is comments verbatim:
- An individual’s primary care physician would normally make referrals to a specialist.
- The specialist would normally provide a report of findings or lack thereof to the primary physician
- Based on those findings the primary physician forms a medical judgment that enhances, modifies, etc., his medical opinion based on the medical evidence
- The primary physician is also reliant upon the specialists for their medical expertise and for which he/she does not have the expertise