At my suggestion, she did contact a lawyer who told her the same thing. You must get into the system to get feee medical care and in order to get intoi the system you have to buy the medical care to get the free medical care.
Really, this is a mess. There should be a more logical evaluation system. Instead, the system appeals entirely to the professional mooches and not toward the unfortunate. I will encourage her to go on welfare and Medicaid in order to get to the goal of disability. So, much time and money (of the taxpayer) will be wasted in order to get money from - the taxpayer.
I do resent that a substantial number of people are getting a free ride while others suffer.
This has always been a problem and nothing is ever done about it. Indeed, each administration adds to the burden and never takes on the daunting task of correcting it. If the politicians would take a break from enriching themselves and actually address this, we could have a better world where those who DESERVE help get what they need and the free lunchers are forced to work. I won't hold my breath.