Senior citizens who receive Social Security benefits cannot refuse their entitlement to Medicare Part A benefits, the D.C. Circuit ruled in a strange case in which citizens sued the government seeking fewer benefits. They said their private insurers limit their coverage because they are eligible for Medicare.Read more »
One in six Americans is receiving help from the government, just as fiscal austerity threatens to reduce some of that aid.
Soaring unemployment during The Great Recession has driven tens of millions of people to the dole. Enrollment in Medicaid and food stamp programs are at record highs, while unemployment insurance rolls remain at elevated levels. Many people depend on more than one program.Read more »
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