Thank you, everyone, for your continuing support and interest in Hall v. Sebelius, the Medicare Lawsuit. On June 14, 2010, our final brief will be filed with the US District Court of Washington, DC, after which, Judge Rosemary Collyer will schedule oral arguments and then render a decision on the issue of whether one may opt out of Medicare without foregoing Social Security benefits. Please subscribe to our updates and follow the lawsuit as it reaches its conclusion in the US District Court. ~ Martha de Forest, Executive Director
What’s At Stake for You and Me?
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 ...
I Want to Help
Be a part of the most important lawsuit in the country right now. We are asking the District Court of Washington DC, “Do we have the constitutional right to choose our health insurance after signing up for Social Security?” We have drawn a line in the sand. That’s right, we are asking, In a Free Country, Who Decides? The Fund for Personal Liberty wants to establish that you make the final decision on who provides your medical insurance during your retirement. We are underwriting the Medicare Lawsuit arguing that retirees should be able to opt-out of Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) ...
In The News
Dear Fans of Freedom, It is with great joy that I’m able to announce that The Fund for Personal Liberty will live on. In a few weeks, the corporation will be transferred to a new board of directors who intend to continue the fight for personal liberty. Those of you who have been with us since the beginning will remember my frustration that it took 472 days for the IRS to approve our 501(c)(3)... [Read more]
The Fund for Personal Liberty corporation is disbanding at the end of day May 31, 2013. We wish to thank the many donors, journalists, and interested readers who supported us through the years. This website will continue forward as a private project, so any future contributions will NOT be tax-deductible. Although we are disbanding the corporation, we will continue to discuss ways to ensure... [Read more]
On January 7, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States denied our writ of certiorari. See: SCOTUS Denies Appeal, one line on Page 4 reading, “12-262 HALL, BRIAN, ET AL. V. SEBELIUS, SEC. OF H&HS, ET AL.” The decision to deny an appeal was the easy way out for the Supreme Court. The three branches of government all have the ability to reign in bureaucratic overreach, but none... [Read more]
DOJ Receives Extension ~ On September 19, 2012, the Supreme Court granted the Department of Justice a one month extension to October 29, 2012, to file their response to our petition. It is standard procedure to grant an extension, we did not contest the request. Two Amicus Briefs Filed ~ It is was a great honor to have two organizations lend their legal expertise to the Medicare Lawsuit as part... [Read more]
Constitution Day Americans have great pride in the Constitution, a document that clearly delineates the responsibilities of each of the three branches of the United States government. The second paragraph in the Constitution reads: Article. I. Section. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.... [Read more]
The legal community and members of the press are following the Medicare Lawsuit, among them is Quin Hillyer who recently wrote: Governmental coercion, without benefit of due legal process, is just as wrong when used against an individual as when used against a state. To read the entire article, see Medicare Case Challenges Bureaucratic Coercion Have you seen a mention of the Medicare Lawsuit in the... [Read more]
Friends, It’s Go Time! Petition to the Supreme Court of the United States went into the mail to be delivered Monday! This is what we’ve been working toward! We have always known that the fight for health freedom would go to the SCOTUS. Strangely, the government, financially insolvent, has fought us tooth and nail. We are fighting for people like Leigh, a woman who only uses “natural”... [Read more]
Kent Masterson Brown filed the Petition for Rehearing and Suggestion for Rehearing En Banc yesterday. Mr. Brown wrote, Already, the United States Court of Appeals, on its own motion, has directed the Government fifteen days within which to file a response. This is the first indication the Court may well grant our Motion for a Rehearing En Banc. Generally, no responses are ordered to be filed. ... [Read more]
It was with mixed emotion that we received the news that the US Court of Appeals upheld the US District Court opinion finding against Brian Hall and his co-plaintiffs. Brian Hall wishes to not be enrolled in Medicare, Part A, the Hospital Insurance. Unfortunately, he and every other person who enrolls for their Social Security Retirement Benefits will be automatically enrolled in Medicare as... [Read more]
Great news! All of the Medicare Lawsuit briefs have been submitted to the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, and we are on track for oral arguments on October 13, 2011. Our lawsuit argues that “entitlements” are not “mandates” and that retirees should be able to receive Social Security Retirement benefits without being forced to enroll in Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part... [Read more]
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