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Many folks with chronic pain, chronic illness and/or disability consider a move after they are diagnosed, forced to leave the work force or get approved for SSI or SSDI. Why? Well, sometimes the environment plays a significant role in their condition, be it how industrialized (chemically saturated) it is, the weather, economics or the politics are simply such that they can’t live anywhere near equal to their able-bodied counterparts in their current location.

Sadly, many make moves that leave them in locations which are no better, and sometimes worse, than where they came from. It is important to research a move, in depth. Here I will place state news regarding how folks with chronic pain, chronic illness and/or disability are treated, state-by-state.

In addition, consider a move away from the United States. I love my country of birth, but it seems as if it’s primary feeling is that if you are disabled, you ought to be poor and grateful for whatever services you may receive without complaining about those you don’t get but need.

It’s a sad state of affairs. Hopefully I will be able to add more information about moving out of country as an ex-patriot until our fellow citizens can come to value us as they value themselves.

(Depending on how up-to-date I can stay, article links may be removed after six months. Regardless, check for updated information on older stories and alternative views in alternative publications to get a full picture on the topics below.)







Montana Cuts Contracts With Developmental Disability Caregivers“, by Corin Cates-Carney, Montana Public Radio, 12.28.17

New Hampshire



Individuals With Disabilities Filling Higher Skill Jobs“, by Rachael Smith, The News & Advance, 12.2.17

Washington, DC


Wisconsin becoming national leader in hiring disabled workers, by Jason Stein, Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, 6.7.1