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Q. I am permanently disabled, in my 50s, and my Social Security disability payments push me over the eligibility line for Medicaid. But I can’t afford to buy health insurance, and some crazy rule says I must wait two years to get Medicare. By then, my deteriorating condition will be so bad, it will be too late for surgery. When will there be help for people like me?
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