Men find roadblock to opting out of Medicare
AP/Yahoo News, October 10, 2008
Three men who say they have adequate health coverage and enough money to pay for their healthcare needs want to opt out of hospital coverage under Medicare. Federal rules say they cannot collect Social Security benefits if they do that. Their goal is to save taxpayer money by voluntarily forgoing Medicare, and their challenge to that policy is coming in a lawsuit expected to be filed in federal court.