Questions on plaintiffs unlikely to derail health law suit

Feb 14, 2015 12:09 PM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - Questions have arisen about the legal right of four Virginia residents to sue over the health law.

But the Supreme Court probably won't be deterred from deciding whether millions of people covered by the law are eligible for subsidies.

At issue is whether people in states without their own insurance markets can get federal tax credits. Arguments are set for March.

The challengers object to being forced to get insurance or pay a penalty.

Reports say two challengers are Vietnam veterans who probably could get health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

A third lived in a motel when her address and age were used to calculate the cost of insurance. She now lives elsewhere in Virginia.

The fourth can't recall how she became involved in the case.

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