Quinn signs bill to let psychologists prescribe – News – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL.

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This will help mental health patients get faster access to prescriptions for their conditions. People with a medical card are finding it difficult to get into a psychiatrist for medications.
This will help people who are applying for disability to get treatment also.


New mobile clinic to take health care to under-served.

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Access to health care is a key to getting approved for Social Security Disability. The Community Health Care Clinic is a key provider for the Bloomington Normal area. Make sure that you get to see a doctor if you are seeking disability.

McLean Co. mental health system called 'ineffective'.

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The sad thing is that McLean County has some of the better mental health services in downstate Illinois. Many counties have very limited counselors and psychiatrists available.

Uncharted path: Clinics say many clients won’t leave after Affordable Care Act begins.

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This is a very informative article. Some people may be better off to stay with the free clinic. But many will welcome access to the medical card.

Doctors can be a big help in your Social Security Disability case.

There are no guarantees, of course, even if your doctor is in your corner, but it is certainly worth a try.

I have seen Administrative Law Judges who ignore what the doctor says.

The Judge will write something like the doctor’s opinion does not match what is in the medical records.

Some doctors are reluctant to get involved in writing a note, a letter, or filling out paper work.

The doctors may misunderstand the process.

They will not be dragged into court to testify.

And only rarely will the Judge seek follow up information from the Doctor.

The best way to approach the doctor is humbly and honestly.

No one likes to feel manipulated.

So make sure you do not overstate your symptoms and limitations, but do not gloss over your problems either.
If you tell the doctor that everything is fine, then do not expect the doctor to put in your medical records or a letter that you are having problems.

It is not necessary to tell the doctor that you are seeking Social Security Disability. Some Judges will use this against you and make it sound like you are a malingerer, one who is faking her illness.

The best approach may be to tell the doctor at each visit how your daily activities are affected. Such as I have to elevate my legs three times a day for 30 minutes each time to deal with my knees swelling.

Questions about your disability? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Delta warns ObamaCare will drive $100 million spike in health care costs | Fox News.

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I have no idea whether all of these predications will come true, but the problem is for people applying for Social Security Disability that they must have medical treatment to get approved. Hopefully, the new law will give access to treatment for more people so they can prove they are disabled.

Quinn signs Medicaid expansion for Illinois – Beloit Daily News: News.

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More people will be able to get a medical card now.
Check with the Department of Public Aid to see if you are eligible.

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