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Supreme Court lets new plaintiffs join reform law challenge
Modern Healthcare

The Supreme Court has agreed to allow two private citizens to join the litigation opposing to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act following news that the bankruptcy of an existing plaintiff could have created questions about whether a key challenger of the law had standing to bring its case. The National Federation of Independent Business, one of the lead organizations challenging the reform law, said in its request to the court that its standing to bring its lawsuit was based at least in part on the fact that it represented Florida auto-repair shop owner Mary Brown, 55, who said she would be harmed by the law’s mandate to purchase health insurance or face a tax penalty.