Discontinue the 2 year wait for Medicare for Frontotemporal Dementia SSDI recipients

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Discontinuing the 2 year wait for Medicare for frontotemporal dementia SSDI recipients who have a compassionate allowance designation would improve the lives of young families struggling with a terminal neurodegenerative disease. They currently have to leave the workforce, and subsequently their employer insurance, at a young age and have to purchase health insurance with a terminal diagnosis. The costs are prohibitive and often cause families to lose their homes and their savings. There are many who do not live long enough to have Medicare take effect, and they leave their families destitute.