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Appeal Filed Over Ruling Allowing Private Company To Bypass Contraceptive Coverage Rules

Appeal Filed Over Ruling Allowing Private Company To Bypass Contraceptive Coverage Rules

September 26, 2012 — The federal government on Tuesday filed a notice that it is appealing an order blocking it from requiring a for-profit Colorado company to comply with the federal contraceptive coverage rules, the AP/9News reports. The rules are being implemented under the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148).

The owners of the private company, called Hercules Industries, claim that covering contraception in their health plan would violate their Catholic beliefs. In July, a judge granted the company a preliminary injunction while the case proceeds.

The government said it is appealing the case to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (AP/9News, 9/26).