7th Circ. Shields For-Profits From ACA Contraception Mandate

Law360, Los Angeles (November 08, 2013, 10:23 PM ET) -- The Seventh Circuit on Friday found that two separate for-profit companies and their owners can invoke the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to protect them from having to pay for health insurance that provides employees with access to contraception.

The three-judge panel ruled in a split decision to grant preliminary injunctions to two Midwestern companies seeking exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employers provide health insurance that includes contraceptive coverage, finding ultimately that the government didn’t meet its burden of justifying breaching the companies’ religious...
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