Previously, we learned that "opting out of Medicare benefits also means opting out of Social Security benefits, as well." Not that this made any sense, but there you go.
Today's email brought an update from the group that's challenging this rather strange legal loophole:
"The plaintiffs ... urged the court late last week to reject government efforts to have the case dismissed ... the plaintiffs asked the court to grant their request for summary judgment and to issue a permanent injunction barring enforcement of the illegal regulations."
So it appears that the lawsuit is still alive, and plodding forward. I've asked the group's contact person if I could interview one of the folks litigating the suit. We'll continue to keep you posted on this unique, and perhaps important, situation.