Something not particularly well known about Social Security Disability is that after two years, a disabled person, regardless of age, is eligible for Medicare. An eligible person isn’t just given the option, he or she is automatically moved to the program unless he or she specifically declines it. Until that point, a disabled person usually has to make do with Medicaid and all of its maddening restrictions and budget shortfalls. One would think that the ability to transition to a better program for health insurance would be reason for celebration. In some ways, it is, but in unexpected ways, it has not proven to be been appreciably better.