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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:19 AM

8. Medicare payroll tax is mandatory but no one has to apply for benefits

Author of article does not make it clear that enrolling in Medicare benefits has always been totally voluntary but the payroll tax is mandatory. Federal employees under old Civil Service years ago did not pay the Medicare payroll tax until sometime in the 1980's I believe. Many Federal employees will not ever need Medicare because of their Blue Cross or other Federal employees plan that usually costs more in their premiums but covers more than Medicare. Most Feds have paid thousands into Medicare but will never enroll in the program due to either Federal employees benefits or VA.

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