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Hr 1171 Research Paper

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The H.R. 1171, also known as the bill “to amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five month waiting period for disability insurance benefits for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)”, is a plan to reduce the waiting time for disability benefits for those with ALS. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease which weakens the muscles and hurts mobility. The life expectancy is 3-5 years, but as ability to function decreases, medical bills skyrocket and work is impossible. H.R. 1171 was introduced by Rep. Seth Moulton with co-sponsors Peter King, Gus Bilirakis, Earl Blumenauer, David Cicilline, Katherine Clark, Steve Cohen, John Conyers Jr., Peter DeFazio, Suzan DelBene, Eliot Engel, John Garamendi, Denny Heck, Walter Jones Jr., William Keating, Derek Kilmer, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Thomas MacArthur, James McGovern, Scott Peters, Chellie Pingree, Mark Pocan, Kathleen Rice, Cedric Richmond, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Tim Ryan, Pete Sessions, Paul Tonko, Timothy Walz, and Eric Swalwell.…show more content…
It still needs to move through the committees, and pass the floor debates. If it makes its way through the House, it will need to be reviewed by the Senate, then be compromised as needed. Next it will require a Presidential signature, or a veto and override to become a law. If I were a congresswoman and had to vote on this law I would vote yes. People living with ALS need caretakers to help them get through the day. Caretakers don’t have much time to make money, and equipment and treatments can be expensive. A few months of treatment for a person with ALS would not cost much of our taxpayer dollars and would improve patients quality of life. Cutting these for federal financial gain would be immoral and unhelpful at solving our debt
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