Firm wins some relief from birth control mandate


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Posted Online: Jan. 04, 2013, 1:13 pm
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CHICAGO (AP) A federal judge in Chicago has temporarily blocked the U.S. government from requiring an Illinois for-profit company to provide health insurance that covers birth control.

Judge Amy St. Eve granted a preliminary injunction Thursday to the Oak Brook-based company, Triune Health Group.

The company's claim is one of dozens of similar lawsuits filed across the country.

Company owners Christopher and Mary Anne Yep say the national health law's requirement for contraceptive coverage for women violates their Roman Catholic beliefs.

Court documents show the company's current group health plan covers contraceptives, sterilization and abortion. The Yeps say that's an error and they are seeking an employee insurance policy that excludes such coverage.

Mandatory coverage for contraception has been among the most controversial issues of President Barack Obama's health care law.














 




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