This is odd. It seems we the taxpayers have paid for surveys of federal disability recipients, but nobody bothered to analyze the survey results. At least not until the Washington Examiner did their own analysis. What they found is that quite a few federal disability recipients admit that they could be working.
Recipients of federal disability checks often admit that they are capable of working but cannot or will not find a job, that those closest to them tell them they should be working, and that working to get off the disability rolls is not among their goals.
More baffling, most have never received significant medical treatment and not seen a doctor about their condition in the last year, even though medical problems are the official reason they don’t work. Those who acknowledge they’re on disability because they can’t find a job say they make little effort to find one, according to a Washington Examiner analysis of federal survey results.
Read the whole thing. One of the reasons some aren’t working is that the jobs they could do don’t provide health insurance benefits. So, now that we have the magical Obamacare, does that mean they’ll all go out and get jobs? Just kidding, we all know the answer to that question.