United Seniors Association, Inc. v. Shalala
- Case Date: 2/11/1998
- Project Name: Health Care Project
On April 14, 1998, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment in favor of the United States, ruling that Medicare laws restricting the right of senior citizens to contract with their physicians, did not violate the Constitution. On February 11, 1998, WLF filed a brief urging the court to deny the Government's motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a group of senior citizens to strike down Section 4507 of the Medicare laws. WLF argued that the senior citizens who had brought the lawsuit had standing to challenge the law, because they alleged they were denied any right to enter into a private agreement with a physician outside of the Medicare program WLF's brief argued that these allegations sufficed to allow the plaintiffs to challenge the law in court.