It is difficult to assign a firm answer to the basic question of whether or not opting
out is a good idea.
Finally, by affirmatively opting
in, class members have signaled a more reliable preference for the class mechanism over alternatives.
The actual procedure for opting
out of Medicare is very simple and straightforward.
Few state departments of education give parents and the public information about opting
30 blog post "Opting
Out of Medicaid Expansion: The Health and Financial Impacts" is available at www.healthaffairs.org/blog.
(1.) Heijman RLJ et al., Opting
out increases HIV testing in a large sexually transmitted infections outpatient clinic, Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2009, 85(4):249-255.
out may be a response to specialty-specific reductions in income due to cuts in the MFS.
The links are now required by federal law, but conventional wisdom suggests "opting
out" often has the opposite effect, because it announces to the spammer that the e-mail address is accurate and active.
Crosbie calls this consumer marketing method "opting
in." Its antithesis is "opting
out," meaning anyone can send you anything, and you have to tell them to not to send you any more.
Among its provisions, Gramm-Leach-Bliley requires financial institutions to allow consumers to prevent the sharing of their personal information with other non-affiliated companies by "opting
out" of such transactions.
More and more physicians are considering opting
out of Medicare, as well as many other payment plans.
There are many different levels of agreeing to receive information, called "opting
in," over the internet.