Affordable Care Act

Back to Court
4:30 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Liberty University Continues Fight Over Health Care Law

Liberty University is once again rolling the dice by asking a three-judge panel appointed by Presidents Clinton and Obama to side with the Christian-based college against some of the mandates in the Affordable Care Act. 

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel  pointed out that Liberty's case is broader than other, similar suits. 

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Government & Politics
11:42 am
Tue February 19, 2013

VaNews for 02.18.13

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will reduce the hours of thousands of state workers in response to the Affordable Care Act, and a new report sheds light on how the Commonwealth stacks up against other states on some politically powerful issues.

Those stories were among the most-read newspaper reports this past week at VaNews, Virginia Public Access Project’s daily online compilation of political reporting from around the state. Fred Echols reports.

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General Assembly
10:38 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Lawmakers Debate Generics

Virginia could become the first state in the nation to restrict a new class of generic medications.  But drug companies want limits and some pharmacists are concerned.

Amgen is the world’s largest biotech company – a California firm that makes medicines from living cells.  These remedies, known as biologicals, are expensive and protected by patents, but the Affordable Care Act clears the way for cheaper, generic forms of these products.  

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