A typical bipolar can't get disability till they're about 50 years old, so a bipolar gets about $700 per month or $8,500 per year for 10 years until retirement.......but a person dying in the hospital costs $10,000 per day! That's right. 10 grand per day until they're dead which can go on indefinitely. Or lets compare it to how much it costs to encarcerate a person for one year: $36,000! Clearly, disability for a bipolar is a great bargain for the taxpayer. And don't worry about too many people getting disability, because most people are too proud to accept help, and the govt. doesn't makes it very difficult for even a sane person to get.
Most people don't know that the creation of mental illness meds is what closed down all the mental hospitals, and that's okay, but when you see people living in the street remember that they are mentally illI, don't have a place to go and are too nuts to get themselves on disability. I can't believe people are ashamed about this while corporate execs are getting welfare. Is it because our worthiness is measured by how hard we work and how much we spend? What part do pharmaceutical companies have to play in all this?
Please don't think about this if it makes you depressed.
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