Pa. Diocese Atty Says Feds Won't Turn Over ACA Info

By Linda Chiem (July 2, 2013, 10:53 PM EDT) -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh's attorney at Jones Day launched a suit Monday in Pennsylvania federal court alleging government agencies have stonewalled his Freedom of Information Act requests for records related to the Affordable Care Act's mandate requiring employer health plans to cover contraception, sterilization and abortion.

Paul "Mickey" Pohl, the head of Jones Day's business and tort litigation practice who represents 61 Catholic dioceses and nonprofits pro bono, alleges that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a dozen other departments have made it unreasonably burdensome to access records for how the government came up with the...

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