West Virginia University College of Law students help disabled veterans

MORGANTOWN – Law students from the West Virginia University College of Law recently helped two disabled Air Force veterans successfully win their cases in the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

The students were part of the Veteran’s Advocacy Clinic (VAC) at West Virginia University, one of nine clinics offered every year at the school to third-year law students. Students apply to the clinics during the spring of their second year in law school.

How Repeal of the ACA Would Devastate West Virginia

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The Republican-controlled United States Congress took initial steps this week to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health care legislation enacted in 2010, colloquially, “Obamacare.” Thomas Kaplan & Rober Pear, House Joins Senate in Approving Groundwork to Revoke Health Care Law, N.Y. Times (Jan. 13, 2017).  Unfortunately, pro-repeal legislators have failed to publically announce an ACA replacement plan.  As noted commentators and several recently-published studies make clear, repealing the ACA’s coverage provisions would work a significant detrimental impact on many West Virginians.