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QUICK TAKE: Florida Health Care Plaintiff Files for Bankruptcy -- Report

A Florida businesswoman at the heart of the Supreme Court case challenging the health care reform law has lost her business and filed for personal bankruptcy, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Mary Brown, a former auto-repair shop owner, had argued that the Affordable Care Act affected her because it forced her to set aside money to provide health insurance for her employees. The loss of her business -- and her new financial circumstances, which may qualify her for federal funds to buy insurance herself -- raise questions about whether she still has standing to sue.

 

Several law professors told The Journal that Brown's changed financial circumstances could make the multi-state suit moot, but others said that the Court might allow other business owners to take her place.

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