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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 10:18 AM
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Can it get any crazier? Dick Armey suing Sebelius with reference to lack of CHOICE with Medicare
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Edited on Sat Sep-19-09 10:19 AM by Emit
Dick Armey has had his government, tax-supported health care dating all the way back to when he was a University teacher in Texas, and then as a US Congressman and then as a retired government worker.

When his Medicare kicked in, he wanted to keep his own tax payer subsidized insurance and SSA/Medicare wouldn't let him - if you give up Medicare you give up SS retirement and vice versa. He wanted a government option! He couldn't get out of Medicare without losing his SS.

So now he's joined a suit charging the SSA and HHS (Brian Hall, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al.) challenging the agencies' decision to deny Social Security benefits to seniors who refuse to accept Medicare coverage.

His main beef? Lack of government option to choose the medical services that best meet their needs.

Via Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers on the Man Behind the March: http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/blog/2009/09/bill_moy...

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Medicare Lawsuit

Filed on Oct.9, 2008, in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Brian Hall, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al. charges the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with improperly adopting illegal and coercive policies that deny otherwise eligible retirees their rightful Social Security benefits if those retirees choose not to enroll in Medicare.

Lead plaintiff Brian Hall and plaintiffs Richard Dick Armey, John Kraus, Lewis Randall, and Norman Rogers seek a restraining order and a temporary and permanent injunction prohibiting SSA and HHS from implementing policies that force American citizens to participate in Medicare, the federal governments voluntary health insurance entitlement program.

In addition to the legal, due process, constitutional and discrimination issues raised in Hall v. Sebelius, the lawsuit also affects the freedom of individuals to choose the medical services that best meet their needs.

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http://thefundforpersonalliberty.org/about/medicare-law...
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