Appeals Court Rejects Liberty University’s Challenge To Obamacare

A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked Liberty University’s suit against Obamacare, which argued that the healthcare law forced large employers to provide coverage to full-time workers and subsidize abortions, Reuters reported.

The U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals in Richmond, Va. ruled Liberty’s argument that the healthcare law violated the Constitution in requiring employers to offer health insurance coverage was invalid, according to Reuters. The court also said that the law allows employers to pick healthcare plan options that cover abortion procedures only in instances of rape, incest or to protect the mother’s life that do not violate the free exercise of religion.

Liberty’s case was originally dismissed by the appeals court in 2011. The Supreme Court upheld most of the healthcare law last year and told the appeals court to give the school’s case another look because of the ruling.

Liberty University was founded by evangelist Jerry Falwell and is located in Lynchburg, Va. 

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