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Lawsuit Accuses HHS, Social Security of Forcing Medicare on Retirees

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    The Social Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are unlawfully penalizing retirees who want to opt out of Medicare by denying them the rest of their rightful Social Security benefits, according to a lawsuit filed by three retirees this week.

    The lawsuit, which was filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C., alleges that Social Security and HHS told them that they would lose the thousands of dollars they had paid into Social Security over the years if they refused to enroll in Medicare Part A.

    “These fellows are not asking for any of the money back that they’ve already paid into Medicare. They just want out, and they want their Social Security,” the attorney for the plaintiffs, Kent Brown, told

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  2. windcatcher

    windcatcher New Member

    Apr 28, 2007
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    This defies logic!