OMB Reviews Proposal To Separate Part A, Social Security Benefits

By Michelle M. Stein / September 15, 2020 at 6:34 PM
The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing a CMS proposal to decouple Medicare Part A enrollment and Social Security benefits, which would allow beneficiaries to decline Part A coverage while still accessing their other benefits. The policy sparked concerns among some beneficiary advocates when it was initially included in a White House executive order last October. But Joe Antos with the American Enterprise Institute predicted the administration won’t move forward on the policy right before the election...

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