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Reporter's notebook: Sleep apnea is no disability

July 24, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

There have been a lot of headlines recently about the staggering number of military veterans receiving disability payments for sleep apnea. The news that the military considers sleep apnea a disability came as a surprise to CPAP providers.“They look pretty darn healthy to me,” said Helen Kent, president of Progressive Medical in Carlsbad, Calif. “They've just got a problem sleeping.”According to published reports, more than 100,000 veterans or military retirees are receiving...

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