Thursday, March 28, 2013

Boost Administrative Capacity?--Never Happen

From a Wonkblog post interview on the social security disability insurance program :
" The disability programs could always be run better, and one shortcoming of the “This American Life” story is that there was little discussion of the nuts and bolts of this. For example, it would be wise to make more investments in the administrative capacity of the Social Security Administration so that they could do more reviews, check up on people with continuing disabilities and see if they’re still eligible." [emphasis added]
I daresay we will never see mainstream media urging more dollars for greater administrative capacity on the part of the government. [Yes, I'm feeling cynical today.]

1 comment:

teegs said...

Wouldn't it be better to have better stats. Should unemployment data include people on disability? Then we might get better funding.