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EXography: Disability has become a way of life in many American counties

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In the mountains of Kentucky, in the coal country 100 miles east of Lexington, there's something in the water, something between defeat and government largesse. In Breathitt County , 4,000 of its 14,000 residents, or 28 percent, are drawing a government check because they've been ruled disabled. The monthly checks in the tiny county where bodies seem to have failed en masse total $2.8...