Jan 31, 2012

Living In The Sticks Isn't Good For Your Health

From the Kansas City Star:
Around this rural county seat 100 miles southeast of Kansas City, 1 out of every 8 people of working age is home collecting disability checks from the Social Security Administration.
That compares to about 1 in 20 for the Kansas City area ...
[W]here are they most apt to collect [Social Security disability benefits] ? A recent tabulation of data nationwide reveals the highest concentrations of communities subsisting on disability benefits, per capita, to be in historically poor, rural settings.
They’re often places where two-lane highways wind around wooded hills, where mining or manual farm labor once put food on the table, and access to medical care has long been limited.
Poverty begets bad health and greater rates of disability, experts say, and disabilities often lead to deeper poverty.

Reamore ere: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/28/3397747/disability-rolls-have-a-rural.html#storylink=cy

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/28/3397747/disability-rolls-have-a-rural.html#storylink=cp


Anonymous said...

From my experience,rural settings are good for mental disorders.

Anonymous said...

I have also noted that some people take their disability check back to the family homestead area (rural) where the dollars go further and more useful in the family -- rather than staying in the high cost city.
So the address on the check does not necessarily show where they became disabled, applied, or had their hearing.