When the Social Security Act was passed in 1965, a program that was created was Medicare. Medicare provided medical insurance for people over the age of 65 to make sure those people are insured in the event of illness or personal injury.
The government has been working to reform the original healthcare plan, but there have been obstacles. New information that Medicare and Social Security funds will deplete sooner than expected has many worried these programs will not be available in case of personal injury.
Our firm’s San Diego personal injury lawyers believe that all people should have the right to have health insurance to help pay for medical bills. Word that this service is waning concerns the people that depend on Medicare, as well as those that may depend on it later on.
Say you get into a car accident. Car crashes can lead to simple bumps and bruises, but more serious car accidents can lead to personal injuries that can send you to the hospital and leave you in an immense amount of pain and suffering. How is anyone supposed to pay the medical bills to treat conditions that serious without some kind of insurance?
The Medicare fund for hospital care will be depleted in 2017 — two years earlier than the government predicted last year. The Social Security trust fund will not be empty until 2037, but that is four years earlier than last year’s report suggested as well.
Our personal injury lawyers in San Diego are concerned that programs designed to insure Americans may eventually run out. Hopefully, our government will devise a new healthcare system to make sure all injured people are properly insured. Then maybe we can all afford to pay our medical bills.
Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery.