Supreme Court Allows New Plaintiffs in Health Care Law Challenge

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the addition of two new business owners to a suit challenging the health care law that was in question because one of the original business owners attached to the case has gone bankrupt.

Supporters of President Obama’s health care law argued that her bankruptcy made Mary Brown ineligible to continue on as a plaintiff, suggesting the entire case could fall apart because of a lack of standing.

Other business owners were attached to the case, but the Justice Department would not stipulate that they met the standards for establishing standing in this case.

But the Justice Department did not formally challenge the addition of business owners Dana Grimes and Dave Klemencic. Grimes lives in Greenwich, N.Y., and owns a building/home contracting services business.  Klemencic is from West Virginia and owns a flooring company.