The Charlotte Observer concludes a long investigative reporting series with an editorial which concludes:
“Here’s what it means when there are unacceptably long waits for benefits: Many North Carolinians who are sick, injured or mentally ill lose their homes, fall into bankruptcy or go without medicine awaiting disability payments. Some die before their cases are heard.
That shouldn’t happen. Social Security should investigate, find out why and fix it. If it doesn’t, the region’s representatives in Congress should ask for an inquiry.”