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Mathews v. Diaz
Citation:426 U.S. 67, 96 S.Ct. 1883, 48 L.Ed.2d 478 (1976).
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Plaintiffs, resident aliens lawfully admitted to the U.S. less than five years ago, applied for Medicare Part B. They were all denied and brought suit, challenging the basis for denial. Plaintiffs argued a statute denying eligibility to aliens unless they had been admitted for permanent residence and also have resided in the U.S. for at least five years was unconstitutional.
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