Private Insurance

Private insurers improperly costing Medicaid funds: GAO

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Efforts to stop improper Medicaid payouts for people with private insurance need to be intensified or the program could lose millions of dollars as it continues to expand, the Government Accountability Office warns in a recent report to Congress.

Social Security recipients cannot opt out of Medicare, appeals court rules

Senior citizens who receive Social Security benefits cannot opt out of Medicare and rely solely on private insurance, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.