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ADHD, bipolar children at risk for losing benefits


After Hulston Poe started taking the appropriate ADHD medication, his mother said she was able to “see a light” in her son’s eyes again, reports the Huffington Post. But, now that she’s at risk for losing the funding that pays for the 4-year-old’s pills, that light may get dimmed again, NPR reports. The Supplemental Security Income program–which helps low-income families pay for medical care for children with severe disabilities–has grown 40 percent in the last decade. It serves more than 1 million kids, like Hulston, who suffer from conditions ranging from autism to Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder…

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