As reported in the AARP Bulletin Today, Social Security rules require its beneficiaries to accept Part A at age 65—or give up their Social Security benefits. The rules also require the repayment of all Social Security retirement benefits already collected, if Part A coverage is refused. This articles talks about how one man filed a lawsuit that’s gaining traction in federal court. If his suit challenging the Social Security rules is successful, it could create new options for older people who want a private policy, not Medicare’s free Part A coverage, as their primary hospitalization insurance. It also could raise costs for younger people in the group medical policies that these seniors join as the plans pay out more to cover the older beneficiaries’ health care costs. Read full article.