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Washington - Supreme Court Rejects Medicare Challenge

Published on: January 7, 2013 10:04 AM
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Washington - The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge from former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and other Social Security recipients who say they have the right to reject Medicare in favor of continuing health coverage from private insurers.


The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand a federal appeals court ruling that held that there is no way for people who receive Social Security to reject Medicare benefits.

Armey, a Texas Republican, and two other former federal employees say private insurance covers more than Medicare. Two other plaintiffs are wealthy individuals who have high deductible private insurance and prefer to pay for their health care.

The case was funded by a group called The Fund For Personal Liberty, which says its purpose is to take on burdensome government regulations.

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 Jan 07, 2013 at 10:08 AM Kzler Says:

Dick Armey's government service reveals a lot about his ethics


 Jan 07, 2013 at 10:57 AM Realistic Says:

Here you have another small government Republican, who want's more of the government money in his pocket.

He likes less government spending, but not when it comes congress member pay.


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