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Put us all in the same ‘risk pool’
The Union

When my husband applied for disability a few years ago, we were not surprised when Social Security denied him. What did surprise us was that several months later we received a call from a company who was hired by our insurer to fight for his disability claim.

Two years after our original request, my husband is now on Social Security disability. This is because our insurer, Blue Shield, upon learning my husband had applied for disability, realized that he may become a costly customer and they didn’t want to have to cover him any longer.