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Federal Court Rules that Seniors Cannot Renounce Medicare Eligibility

February 8, 2012

In a landmark court ruling, a federal appeals court has ruled that American seniors who receive Social Security benefits do not have the discretion to waive their right to Medicare benefits, reports said.

In a split decision, the appeals court ruled that seniors cannot opt out their eligibility for Medicare if they want to keep on receiving Social Security benefits.

It was reported that particular seniors like former House Majority Leader Dick Armey filed a complaint about automatic eligibility for Medicare.

Reports said that the complaint stemmed from the desire of some seniors to have a better private insurance coverage.

Currently, American seniors who are aged 85 and above are automatically eligible for Medicare Part A – benefits include hospital, nursing home care, and home health care.

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